Thursday, May 30, 2024

AGN suspends filmmaker Adanma Luke, bans riverine shoots

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has suspended filmmaker Adanma Luke indefinitely over the death of actor Jnr Pope Odonwodo.

The talented actor and four colleagues reportedly drowned while returning from a movie shoot, ‘Another Side of Life’ produced by Luke, after their boat capsized at the waterside of River Niger Cable Point Asaba, Delta State.

Jnr Pope was confirmed dead after his body was found and was taken to three different hospitals.

AGN President Emeka Rollas announced Luke’s suspension in a statement, as well as other pronouncements.

Following Jnr Pope’s death, the AGN President said the Guild has indefinitely suspended films involving riverine areas and boat riding.

The statement read in part: “Following the tragic incident of boat mishap that claimed the life of  John Paul Odonwodo aka Junior Pope and four other crew members at the waterside of River Niger Cable point Asaba on 10 April 2024 on a movie set titled ‘The other side of Life’ produced by Adanma Luke

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 “The leadership of the Guild has taken the following decisions:

 (1) All films that involve riverine areas and boat riding are at this moment suspended indefinitely

(2) No shoot on all locations Nationwide on Thursday, 11 April 2024.

(3)The film titled ‘Another Side of Life’ is suspended indefinitely

(4) No actor is allowed to work with Adanma Luke as a producer till further notice.

(5) While we keep searching for the bodies of the remaining persons, may their souls rest in peace.”

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