Mr Ibu’s two legs not amputated – Family clarifies

John Okafor aka Mr Ibu’s family has said the report that the veteran actor underwent another surgery and had his second leg amputated, is false.

It was reported earlier that the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) said he is barely able to talk after the amputation of his other leg.

AGN National President, Dr. Emeka Rollas had said; “We are resigning to fate concerning the two actors. As I speak with you, Mr Ibu hardly talks again and he has undergone another leg amputation.”

But in a reaction through Ibu’s Instagram page on Saturday, Valatine Okafor clarified that the second amputation was carried out on the same leg that was earlier amputated.

Mr Ibu second leg not amputated

It was explained in a statement that they doctors had to do that because “the first amputation didn’t completely correct his health predicament.”

The family explained that the actor hasn’t been flown abroad for advanced treatment because doctors have tagged him “Not fit to fly.” Valatine further said the legendary comic star was recuperating.

The statement reads; “We wish to Express our sincere gratitude to well meaning Nigerians and the general public for your immense contributions, physically, spiritually and most above all financially on getting our daddy Mr John Okafor (Mr Ibu) back on his feet again.

We wish to correct some misconceptions making rounds on social media concerning the current state of our father’s health.

First we will like to state that our daddy wasn’t amputated on both legs but only one. The first amputation didn’t completely correct his health predicament so the doctors had to go ahead to amputate same leg further to ensure we didn’t loose him.

Daddy’s cause of sickness is also not diabetes but he’s had constant clotting of the blood in his leg ( diseased blood vessels) and other health challenges posing risk to his life , therefore the need for the amputation.

Lastly, the only reason why the family has not flown him out of the country till date is cause the doctors have tagged him “Not Fit to Fly”.. This tag has made it extremely impossible to get him out of the country for advanced treatment as no airline will fly him.. Daddy is currently admitted at one of the biggest and best hospital we’ve got in Nigeria as of today and the hospital has availed him a pool of very astute professionals.

As Daddy is recuperating we urge his friends, colleagues, fans and Nigerians at large to keep him in thier prayers and peddle down on unconfirmed reports concerning our dad’s health..Thank you Nigerians you all have been very supportive this period. God bless you all”.

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