Renowned Nigerian comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has opened up about his ongoing medical condition, seeking prayers and financial assistance for urgent treatment.
Taking to Instagram, Mr. Ibu shared a video from his hospital bed, revealing that he has been battling a serious illness for several weeks and has been hospitalized. The actor further disclosed that doctors have raised concerns about his condition and suggested the possibility of amputation if alternative treatments do not yield positive results.
While addressing his followers and the public, Mr. Ibu emotionally stated, “While I am hoping for prayers and assistance, as I speak to you, I am still lying down in the hospital. The medical director of this hospital said that in case his new idea does not work, the next idea is to cut off my leg.”
Expressing the gravity of the situation, Mr. Ibu, with a plea in his voice, emphasized the dire implications of losing a limb and called for prayers to avoid such an outcome. He added, “Pray for me, I don’t want my leg to be cut off, thank you so much, God bless you.”
The video also featured Mr. Ibu’s wife and daughter, who joined in the appeal, urging Nigerians to rally in support. His daughter spoke about the financial strain they are facing due to the prolonged medical battle. She stressed that the family is financially drained and expressed the desire to fly her father abroad for superior medical treatment.
“We are still at the hospital, and they want to transfer him to another hospital because he is not getting better. We want to appeal to Nigerian individuals or organizations to please fly daddy abroad for better treatment. This is not the first time daddy is down like this,” she pleaded.