John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, had his leg amputated on November 6, 2023. This was due to a health condition that had been affecting him for several months.
Mr. Ibu is a popular Nigerian actor and comedian. He is known for his hilarious roles in many Nollywood films. He is also a businessman and philanthropist.
On Monday, information about this development was made public on his official Instagram account.
“As of 1 pm, noon today, Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated,” the statement read in parts
“This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.”
The actor’s family has also urged Nigerians to continue supporting him.
“Please we are still soliciting support from well-meaning Nigerians at this stage Daddy is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.
“Thank you, everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported him during this period as soon as he’s stable!“