Mr. Ibu’s Family Confirms Drastic Leg Amputation as a Last-Resort for Survival


Renowned Nigerian Actor, John Okafor, Popularly Known as Mr. Ibu, Undergoes Leg Amputation for Life-Preserving Reasons, Family Confirms.

In a statement shared by Mr Ibu’s family on his official Instagram page, he underwent seven successful surgeries, however, doctors advised that his leg be amputated in order to keep him alive.

“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.. 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 statement read.

Meanwhile, the family is still soliciting for support to aid his recovery.

“Please we are still soliciting for support from well meaning Nigerians as this stage Daddy his is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get,’ the statement added.

“Mr. Ibu, celebrated for his comedic brilliance and numerous roles in Nollywood, has brought laughter to global audiences. Over the past period, he has been facing health challenges, prompting his family’s unwavering commitment to providing him with the finest medical care, which has led to these necessary procedures.”

Read full statement below;