Uche Ogbodo has spoken up for Adanma Luke, the producer of the forthcoming movie that Junior Pope, the late actor, was supposed to feature in.


Pope died in a boat mishap on April 10 while being ferried across the Asaba end of the River Nigeria in Delta state.

It was stated that the actor, a father of three, was on his way to a movie set when he drowned.

He passed away alongside four other crew members in the boat accident.


Footage from the ride had showed him in the boat without a life jacket.

Pope’s demise spurred discussions about the general disregard for safety protocols on movie sets.

Adanma Luke, in the heat of public backlash, was suspended by the Association of Movie Producers (AMP).


In a series of posts via her Instagram story, Ogbodo condemned those who suggested she remain silent on the matter.

The actress described Luke as a “friend” and added that the producer is not culpable for the tragedy that befell the boat riders.

“Do not tell me not to support my friend who has always supported me!” Ogbodo wrote.

“I am a loyal friend! Show me through your love and I will follow you through hell if I have to! Adanma Luke is innocent.


“All the people saying it is the wrong time! I have one question for you.

“When is the right time? Huh? When she is already arrested and sentenced for what she knows nothing about?”

Earlier, Blessing Ebigieson, the AMP president, also defended Luke against accusations of negligence.

She claimed that the producer had provided life jackets for the crew but Pope refused to wear one, saying it was “dirty”.


Ebigieson added that Pope had the option to leave the set if he did not like the life jacket.

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