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Junior Pope’s family urges public to rely on central planning committee for burial details



Actors Guild of Nigeria confirms Junior Pope’s death

The family of JohnPaul Odonwodo, also known as Junior Pope, has encouraged the public to depend only on the Central Planning Committee’s (CPC) information for his funeral.

Mr Ivor Odonwodo, Junior Pope’s elder brother, stated this in Enugu.

While acknowledging that the family was grieved by his loss, Odonwodo stated that they were taking comfort in the impactful life he lived.

“His life was characterized by love of God, love of family, love of community and being a beacon of positive energy to all who had come across him.”

According to him, the family owes him a proper farewell, which is why the family formed the funeral committee.

“We enjoin the public to rely solely on information put out by the committee on the funeral rites.

“The tentative date of burial for our fallen hero is May 17, while the programme of events around his farewell is being finalised with the family

“The Funeral Poster encapsulating these events will be shared by the CPC with the general public shortly.

“We encourage everyone to be patient as the CPC finalises this and in the meantime, tributes are being collated for him using and,” he said.

He added that, “people who wish to send in letter headed tributes can send same to

“For further enquiries on the passage rites or any other matter connected thereto should reach out to any of the undersigned:

“Mr Chijioke Ngwu, Chairman CPC and Mr Aka Eze Aka, Enugu Commissioner for Information and Communication.

“Others are Mr Ivor Odonwodo, Elder brother and Dr Amuche Nnabueze Chairperson, Media and Publicity Subcommittee.

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