Jasmine, the daughter of veteran actor Mr. Ibu, has confirmed that the actor’s leg has been amputated.
Recall that the 62-year-old comic actor recently revealed that he is battling an undisclosed ailment that may cost him his leg.
He mentioned in a video posted on October 18th that the doctors had warned him they had exhausted all alternatives and might have to amputate his leg. He then made a plea to Nigerians to support him both materially and spiritually.
In a press statement that was shared on her Instagram page, Jasmine provided an update on his health, noting that he had undergone seven successful operations and that an amputation of one leg was necessary to increase his prospects of recovery.
According to her, they had to accept his new reality, even though she says they have had a terrible time adjusting to it.
The post reads:
“Good afternoon, Nigerians…
We want to appreciate everyone who has come through for our dad, saying we are grateful is an understatement and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.
As of 1 p.m., 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.. This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.
Please we are still soliciting support from well-meaning Nigerians as 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!
For future donations and support please send to
John, I Okafor
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