Nollywood veteran actor John Okafor, commonly known as Mr Ibu, who is currently bedridden, has asked Nigerians for financial assistance and prayers as he’stands the risk of having his legs amputated’.
Mr Ibu, who talked from a hospital bed in a video shared on his Instagram page on Wednesday, said he needs prayers and assistance from well-meaning Nigerians because his legs might be amputated.
Mr Ibu, who submitted his account details in the shared video, asked for prayers and financial assistance, saying, “I have been down for so many weeks.” All I ask for are your prayers and assistance. I’m still lying down in the hospital when I speak to you.
“The medical director of this hospital said the best solution, in case his new idea doesn’t work, my legs will be cut off.
“If they cut off my legs, where do I go to from here? Please pray for me, talk to God almighty. I don’t want my legs to be cut off. Thank you, God bless you.”
Chioma Jasmine, his wife and adopted daughter, also appealed to the people in the video.
According to his daughter, the actor is in one of the greatest private clinics in Lagos.
Pleading for help, she said, “Personally, I’ve been sorting out the bills, thinking it’s something I can do alone. Mummy has been in the hospital; the kids are at home. We thought we could sort it out on our own and he will be fine but he’s not getting better. We are at one of the best private hospitals in Lagos.
“This is not the first time Daddy has been down. He had been down, up, down, back on his feet again. So if he’s not getting better in one of the best private hospitals in Lagos, I think we need people that will come together, if possible fly him abroad so that he can get better treatment. As a father, he has been fighting, trying to be strong. He wants to live.
“Personally, I’m exhausted. This is the bill they just gave us from the hospital. I am financially drained. I can’t do it alone. I need help.”
Many Nollywood celebs and content creators have reacted to the video by offering to band together to financially help him.
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