Boat Mishap That Took Jnr Pope: NIWA Confirms Rescuing 7, Recovering 2 Corpses, 3 Missing…details

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Report from the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has confirm the 12 people was involved in the Anambra boat mishap, casualties and survivors that happen in Anambra State, and sadly popular Nollywood star, John Paul Odonwodo, popularly known as ‘Junior Pope’ was among the unlucky ones.


NIWA Area Manager Mr Suleiman Nicholas disclosed to the media that unfortunate incident took place at the Akpaka Area a suburb of Onitsha and Nsugbe Anambra East Local Government Area, as the victims were returning from Anam, after a movie shoot.



He also revealed that seven of the victims were rescued, two were recovered dead, while three are still missing and out of the three missing, two are female, while one is male.


The NIWA Area Manager, stated that his men are already at the scene of the incident in Akpaka Area of Onitsha and Nsugbe, conducting rescue and recovery activities, with the men of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and Marine Police.


Asked if the popular Nollywood actor, John Paul Odobwido, aka Junior Pope was one of the dead victims, he said “my people said Junior Pope was one of the dead’.


Further question on the cause of the incident, Mr Nicholas said “Whatever you will get now as the cause of the incident may not be accurate, we are waiting for the report from my men who are at the scene of the incident, my men are on the water now to recover the remaining three missing victims”.



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