Men of the Nigeria police have arrested Jasmine Chioma Okafor and her brother, Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor over alleged theft of funds meant for their father, Mr Ibu’s treatment.
Police claimed that the veteran actor’s children stole N55 million from his donations, and as a result, they were detained at its command in Ikoyi, Lagos state.
The Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCID) Spokesperson, ASP Mayegun Aminat made this known in a communiqué released on Thursday, January 25.
He said John Okafor aka Mr Ibu’s wife, Stella Maris filed a petition for the arrest of the two siblings for allegedly conspiring to defraud her husband.
According to sources, Stella Maris was in charge of overseeing the finances in order to support the family and pay for Mr. Ibu’s medical expenses. But Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu allegedly stole Mrs Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor’s phone and hacked into Mr. Ibu’s financial details.
They thereafter re-installed the mobile banking applications of Mr. Ibu on the phone of Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor preparatory to the perfection of their preconceived fraudulent plans and wiped off the banking applications originally installed on Mr. Ibu’s phone, thereby, taking direct and full charge of banking activities of Mr. Ibu in relation to the funds being donated by members of the public in support of his medicals.
The statement reads in part; “On 6th September, 2023, a petition was received from Diamond Waves Law on behalf of Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor wherein one Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor, Valentine Okafor, both of whom are sons of Mr. John Ikechukwu Okafor (Alias Ibu) and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu were alleged to have conspired to defraud Mr. Ibu while being on sick bed.”