“Jnr Pope”: Netizens reacts to strange caption of late makeup artist’s post before her death in river

Junior pope: Akwa Ibom govt orders body of makeup artist to be exhumed and returned for proper burial

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“Jnr Pope”: Netizens reacts to strange caption of late makeup artist’s post before her death in river

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno, has ordered that the remains of makeup artist Abigael Frederick, who died in a boat accident with other crew members and Junior Pope, be brought to the state for a dignified burial.

The Chief Press Secretary sent a directive to Governor Ekerete Udoh via his X account on Saturday.

Eno expressed sadness at Frederick’s death, calling her as a bright example of the state’s youth who heeded the call to achieve.

The statement read,

“His Excellency, Pastor Umo Eno, Governor, Akwa Ibom State, is aware of the tragic boat mishap, which occurred a few days ago, on River Nigeria, involving some Nollywood actors and other supporting crew members while on a trip to a movie location.

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“One of the victims of that accident, Ms. Abigael Edith Frederick, was a quintessential example of our young people who have harkened to our clarion call for them to Arise and shine.

“She was a 24 years old graduate of Theatre Arts, who had found her passion as a make- up artiste.

“We are deeply saddened by her painful passing and on behalf of the Government and people of AKwa Ibom State, we sympathize with her family, the Nollywood community and her friends and colleagues over this sad loss.

“We have also followed and read the reportage, especially on the social media platforms surrounding her burial and wish to state categorically that, government was not informed of the circumstances that led to her burial.

“His Excellency, Governor Umo Eno, has consequently directed that her body be brought back to her family for a proper and decent burial.

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“As the famous theme song of the Liverpool Football Club goes, the bereaved family will not “walk alone”.



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