Mr Ibu is dead

Sat, Mar 2, 2024
By editor

Entertainment Briefs, Featured

JOHN Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu has died.

According to multiple reports, the veteran actor died on Saturday at Evercare hospital in Lagos. He was 62.

Many fans have shared condolences on X, reminiscing movies the late actor has featured.

His death comes less than 24 hours after the demise of Quadri Oyebamiji popularly known as Sisi Quadri, another Veteran Nollywood Actor, was announced.

The Comic Actor who had undergone surgeries that led to the amputation of his  leg  finally succumbed to the cold hands of death.

It would be recalled that before today there had been speculations about his demise following his absence from limelight for over three years before the news of him being bedridden went viral.

It would also be recalled that in 2019 Mr Ibu alleged that his kinsmen paid some of his domestic workers to poison him because of his successful career.

In an interview with Vanguard Newspaper, Okafor disclosed that he was already “seeing people on the other side” but God brought him back to life.

He said, “My illness was actually perpetrated by people that hate me. They did what they did to me. Later, I was taken to the hospital. The doctors are prophets. So, they went into my system and they told me what was wrong and what they are going to do. I said ‘Whatever you are going to do, please, do it, let me live because if I die like this the enemies will laugh’. And then the doctors said ‘Okay, there’s no problem’.

“At the time, I didn’t know what happened. I left! So, whatever I was saying they recorded it. I was saying something like somebody who is going mad. I wasn’t actually seeing anybody. But on the other side where I was at that time, I was seeing some dead people.. God brought me back.”