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  • Updated: December 17, 2023

Mr Ibu didn't have both legs amputated — Family

Mr Ibu didn't have both legs amputated — Family

The family of ailing actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, has clarified that the second amputation was not done on his other leg as reports say.

On Saturday, news of the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas sharing an update on Mr Ibu's health surfaced and he was quoted as saying the actor was barely capable of speech.

Speaking via Mr Ibu's official Instagram account, the Nollywood star's family disclosed why a second amputation had to take place, saying that the first one did not correct the health predicament.

It was also stated that the cause of the illness was not Diabetes and the family added that the star had blood clotting on his leg, which posed a risk to his life hence the need for the amputation.

Mr Ibu

"We wish to express our sincere gratitude to well-meaning Nigerians and the general public for your immense contributions, physically, spiritually and most above all financially on getting our daddy Mr John Okafor (Mr Ibu) back on his feet again.

"We wish to correct some misconceptions making rounds on social media concerning the current state of our father’s health.

"First we will like to state that our daddy wasn’t amputated on both legs but only one. The first amputation didn’t completely correct his health predicament so the doctors had to go ahead to amputate same leg further to ensure we didn’t lose him.

"Daddy’s cause of sickness is also not diabetes but he’s had constant clotting of the blood in his leg ( diseased blood vessels) and other health challenges posing risk to his life, therefore the need for the amputation.

"Lastly, the only reason why the family has not flown him out of the country till date is cause the doctors have tagged him “Not Fit to Fly”..  This tag has made it extremely impossible to get him out of the country for advanced treatment as no airline will fly him... Daddy is currently admitted at one of the biggest and best hospitals we’ve got in Nigeria as of today and the hospital has availed him a pool of very astute professionals.

"As Daddy is recuperating we urge his friends, colleagues, fans and Nigerians at large to keep him in their prayers and peddle down on unconfirmed reports concerning our dad’s health.

"Thank you Nigerians you all have been very supportive this period. God bless you all," the social media post reads.


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