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Sad: I don’t want my legs to be cut off – Mr. Ibu Appeals for Support

Nigerian Actor Mr Ibu Appeals for Urgent Help Amid Serious Health Crisis

Nigerian actor John Okafor, famously known as Mr. Ibu, is facing a severe health crisis.

In a viral Instagram (IG) post on Wednesday, October 17, 2023, the beloved comic actor earnestly appealed for prayers and financial assistance.

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Bedridden and clearly unwell, Mr. Ibu did not specify the nature of his illness but revealed he had been in the hospital for two weeks due to what he described as a “strange and perilous ailment.”

What’s more, the actor, who celebrated his 62nd birthday while confined to a sickbed, shared the distressing news that his doctors had recommended amputating his legs.

“As I address you, I’m still in the hospital; the medical director of this hospital suggested that, if his latest treatment plan fails, the best course of action would be to amputate my leg.

“Just imagine, if they cut off my leg, where would I go from here? Please pray for me, seek divine intervention, and I implore you not to let them amputate my legs,” he lamented in the IG video, concluding with, “Thank you so much. May God bless you.”

In another Instagram broadcast, Okafor’s daughter, Jasmine, confirmed the severity of her father’s condition, urging well-wishers and sympathizers to provide immediate assistance.

She said, “As a family, we are making an appeal at this point for people to come to Daddy’s aid and rescue. For the past two weeks, Daddy has been extremely unwell, and we took him to the hospital.

I have been handling the medical expenses, thinking I could manage it on my own. We’ve been doing everything humanly possible. As a family, we believed we could handle it independently for him to recover, but he is not showing signs of improvement.

“He’s not getting better; some days, it seems like he’s improving, and on other days, it appears that his condition is worsening. We are currently in one of the top private medical facilities in Lagos, and they are considering transferring us to another hospital because his condition is not improving here.”

In the past, Mr. Ibu has made claims to the Nigerian media in 2020 and 2022 that his family members either directly poisoned him or hired someone to do so. He attributed these incidents to hospitalizations and the unusual swelling of his abdomen.

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