Sober atmosphere as Jnr Pope laid to rest in Enugu

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The people of Uwala Abaka, Ukehe, town  in Igboetiti  Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Friday weren’t happy as  the remains of actor John Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, was laid to rest.

The burial rites commenced at 10:00 am with a commendation mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Ukehe, and lying-in-state at his father’s compound, where family members, well-wishers, colleagues and friends had the final glimpse of the late actor before the body was moved to a private venue for internment at about 1:30 pm.

It was a sober atmosphere at the venue of the burial ceremony as colleagues and fans gathered to pay their final respects to the late actor.

The late actor’s wife, Jennifer Awele, couldn’t back tears as she was sighted weeping profusely at the commencement of the final funeral procession.

Recall  that the 43-year-old actor died alongside four other people on April 10, after their boat capsized in the Anam River, in Anambra State, while returning from a movie shoot.