New reports emerging claim that Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, is not dead.

According to the unconfirmed report, the motionless body of Junior Pope Odonwodo was reportedly taken to the mortuary where the attendants rejected him over claims that he was still alive and that they should go and revive him.

This comes as a shock to many on social media who are awaiting an official report from the actor’s family or close colleagues.

In a post shared by Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, a crowd is seen carrying Junior Pope Odonwodo to a hospital. Others in the video could also be heard saying he is not dead.

Though this has not been confirmed, it has brought some relief to fans of the actor and social media users who were previously thrown into mourning over the alleged drowning of the actor.

The President of Actors Guild Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, also seems to have confirmed that Junior Pope is alive. He posted a photo of him and wrote “What God cannot do does not exist. Junior Pope is alive. He is taking treatment in the hospital”.

However, after a few minutes, he removed the post from his Instagram feed without any known reason.

The Nollywood actor was previously reported dead by major news platforms across Nigeria. According to the reports, Junior Pope Odonwodo was involved boating accident on a river while returning from a film shoot.

Junior Pope’s motionless body was recovered after the accident, which occurred during the journey back from a movie location, on Wednesday, April 10, along the Anam River in Anambra State.

9 hours ago before the news broke, Junior Pope shared a video of himself on a boast. In the video that was recorded yesterday, the actor could be heard praying for a safe cruise whilst lamenting that “na only me them born, I get 3 children abi you go raise them.”

He captioned the post below “See me lamenting……The risk we take to entertain you ; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…… Na wahoooooo …. Who does that ??”


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