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SP Ikenga Tochukwu reacts to claims of Junior Pope’s body being buried near the Anam River bank

The Anambra State Police Command, through its spokesperson SP Ikenga Tochukwu, has clarified that the lifeless remains of Nollywood icon John Paul Odonwodo, also known as Junior Pope, were not buried by the bank of the Anam River.

In a recent statement, SP Ikenga Tochukwu explained that only three relatives of the deceased provided consent for their loved ones to be buried beside the river. This clarification aims to address any misconceptions or rumors surrounding Junior Pope’s burial.

Ikenga also noted that one grieving family returned to the scene to retrieve their daughter’s remains after the funerals of the three victims. They opted to lay her to rest in her ancestral homeland to ensure she received a more fitting farewell.

Furthermore, Ikenga clarified that Junior Pope’s remains were placed in a mortuary, providing additional details about the handling of the deceased’s body.

He said;

“The Command, on an inquiry about the unconfirmed information that the recovered bodies including Junior Pope were buried by the Riverside where the boat accident happened, discovered that three of the deceased families accepted the victims should be buried beside the river.

“But later, the family of one of the victims decided to exhume the body to be given a proper burial in her state while the other two were still buried there.

“Also, Junior Pope and one other are still in the morgue and await the deceased families’ funeral arrangements,” he said.

He also added that;“The producer of the movie and the two boat drivers’ statements have been obtained, and other necessary actions/moves already emplaced by the operatives as directed by the Commissioner of Police to determine the criminal liability of any person, if any, in the mishap.”



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