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Akwa Ibom govt orders Abigail’s body be returned for proper burial

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno, has ordered that the body of makeup artiste, Abigael Frederick, who d!ed in a boat accident with other crew members as Junior Pope, be returned to the state for a proper burial.

Akwa Ibom govt orders makeup artiste’s body be exhumed for proper burial

This directive was communicated by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ekerete Udoh, via his X account on Saturday

Eno expressed deep sorrow over Frederick’s death, describing her as a shining example of the state’s youths who answered the call to excel.

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 Niger, involving some Nollywood actors and other supporting crew members while on a trip to a movie location.

“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-year-old graduate of Theatre Arts, who had found her passion as a make-up artist.

“We are deeply saddened by her painful passing and on behalf of the government and people of Akwa Ibom State, we sympathise 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 the government was not informed of the circumstances that led to her burial.

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