Junior Pope: Rivers Govt Steps in to Exhume, Return Corpse of Cinematographer Precious

Following the death and subsequent burial of Nollywood cinematographer and video editor late Precious Chimaobi Ofurum, who died along with actor JohnPaul Obumneme Odonwodo popularly known as Junior Pope in a boat mishap in Anambra State, the Rivers State Government has stepped in to bring his Corpse home.

The government offered financial aid for the exhumation, transportation, and burial expenses of the late Precious who hails from Rivers State.

According to the Special Assistant on Communication to the Deputy Governor, Rivers State, Amirize Michael, Ofurum tragically lost his life alongside five others while shooting a movie entitled ‘The Other Side of Life’ produced by Adanma Luke.

On Friday, April 26th, 2024, Her Excellency Professor Ngozi Nma Odu, the Rivers State Deputy Governor, accompanied by Dr Osunwa Kenneth, Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Rivers State, paid a condolence visit to Ofurum’s family in Ubima, Rivers State. During the visit, Ofurum’s parents consented to the exhumation of their son’s body.

The government conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Precious Chimaobi Ofurum and assured them of support during this challenging period. May his soul rest in peace.

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