Jnr Pope: Anambra police begin exhaustive investigation to determine criminal liability of any person in the boat mishap

Anambra Police begin exhaustive investigation to determine criminal responsibility of anyone in the boat accident


The Anambra State Police Command says it will conduct a thorough investigation into the boat accident that claimed the lives of actor Jnr Pope and four others.

A statement released by the command's spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said investigation would be carried out to ascertain the criminal responsibility of any person, if any, in the accident.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the actors who lost their lives as a result of a boat accident that occurred on the River Niger on the afternoon of Wednesday, 10th April 2024 .

The boat, one of two that transported the crew to a filming location in Anambra West LGA of Anambra State, was returning to Asaba, where it took off when the accident occurred.

Upon being notified of the capsize, the Marine Police of Anambra Command deployed rescue operations and successfully rescued six actors and one actress from the water.

Two others who were unconscious were also pulled out with the help of fishermen and transported to the Delta State Command Marine Police Pier, where other crew members who traveled on the first boat were waiting and were handed over to the President of the Actors' Union for transport. . to the Hospital while the rescue team returned in search of three other people who were still missing at the time of this release.

Although the accident happened within the jurisdiction of the Anambra State Command, issues relating to the release of the bodies of the accident victims for decent burial will be handled by the Delta State Police Command.

Commissioner of Police CP Aderemi Adeoye commiserates with family members, friends and fans of the actors who died in the boat accident. He prayed to Almighty God to grant their souls sweet rest.

The preliminary investigation made it possible to clarify the causes of the accident. A thorough investigation has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police with a view to determining the criminal responsibility of any person, if any, in the accident.''

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