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Drowned Actor Junior Pope Buried

Final burial rites have been held for the late Nollywood actor, John Odonwodo, popularly called Junior Pope, today Friday, leading to his burial in his hometown, Ukehe Igbo-etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The 43-year-old actor died alongside four others on April 10 when their boat capsized in the Anam River while returning from a movie shoot.

A funeral mass was held for him in the morning at Saint Peter’s Catholic Parish, Ukehe, in Enugu State.

Family announces Junior Pope's burial date | Premium Times Nigeria

His family had earlier revealed that he would be laid to rest on May 17 in his Uwala Abaka, Ukehe hometown, in Nsukka, Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Many Nollywood personalities were present.

The funeral mass was officiated by the Rt Rev Godfrey Onah, Bishop of Nsukka Catholic Diocese.


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