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Iroko TV Boss, Jason Njoku Reacts To Junior Pope’s Tragic Death, Bemoans Poor Healthcare System In Nigeria

Iroko TV Boss, Jason Njoku Reacts To Junior Pope’s Tragic Death, Bemoans Poor Healthcare System In Nigeria

Iroko TV CEO, Jason Njoku has reacted to the tragic passing of Nollywood actor, John Paul Odonwodo popularly known as Junior Pope as he faults inadequate healthcare system in Nigeria.

Recall that yesterday, 10th of April, a heartbreaking news surfaced about Junior Pope’s horrific and untimely death after he drowned in a river in Anam, Anambra state.

In a live Instagram session, Stanley Ontop, a crew member of the late actor, claimed that the late actor was moved from the mortuary after being revived and rushed to the riverside for ritual cleansing.

He further mentioned that from there, the dad of three was rushed to a hospital but the oxygen supply was insufficient for his emergency treatment, and the doctor pronounced him dead.

Responding to the narration, Jason Njoku lamented the poor condition of Nigeria’s healthcare system.

According to him, anyone living in Nigeria is essentially in the hands of God if anything emergency medical-related occurs.

The dad of three wrote: 

“Just know, when you are living in 🇳🇬. Anything emergency medical-related that happens, you are essentially in the hands of God.”

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However, an eyewitness has spoken about the cause of the boat accident which led to the unfortunate demise of the Nollywood actor and some other crew members.

According to the eyewitness, the boat carrying Jnr Pope hit another boat carrying other passengers resulting in the collapse of both boats in the river.

The eyewitness said the rider of the boat Jnr Pope was on, failed to see an oncoming boat on time, hence the clash. Unfortunately there were no divers around to help rescue the victims.

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The witness also claimed that some of the victims held unto the rope of a boat after it capsized and later rested on the boat while waiting for help. Fortunately, help arrived on time as people on another boat spotted them and rescued them.

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So far, three bodies including Jnr Pope’s have reportedly been recovered, while a search is ongoing to recover the bodies of other victims.


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