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Junior Pope; family announces May 17th for burial



The family of the late actor, John Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope has announced that he will be buried on May 17th, 2024, in his Uwala Abaka, Ukehe hometown, in Nsukka, Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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

A funeral announcement signed by Divine Odonwodo on behalf of the family disclosed that the burial arrangements began on April 23rd with a requiem mass at Saint John-Mary Vianney Parish, Asaba, Delta State.

It further stated that another requiem mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Parish, G.R.A, Enugu, on May 13th. 

“This will be followed by an evening of tributes/candlelight at Amadeo Event Center in the same state on May 14.

“On May 16, the wake will be held at his country home, Uwala Abaka, Ukehe, in Nsukka, Igboetiti, LGA of Enugu State, and his interment will be done immediately after the burial mass at St. Peter’s Parish, Ukehe, on May 17.

“A final thanksgiving mass will be held on Sunday, May 19 at St. Peter’s Parish Ukehe Nsukka, Igboetiti LGA, Enugu,” it added.

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