Veteran Actor Mr Ibu Loses Leg to Amputation to Stay Alive
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A veteran Nigerian actor, Mr John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has lost one of his legs to amputation, his family has confirmed.
Doctors treating the movie star cut off the leg to quicken his recovery after undergoing seven successful surgeries.
His family recently appealed for support from Nigerians over the deteriorating health of the superstar.
Several persons heeded the call, enabling him to get the required medical care from doctors.
In an update on Monday, his family thanked Nigerians for standing by him, disclosing that one of his legs had been amputated by the doctors.
“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 pm 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 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 during this period as soon as he’s stable!” the statement from the family said.