Illness that caused Mr Ibu to have his leg amputated, revealed

There had been recent rumours that the actor had also had his other leg amputated too

Mr Ibu
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Well-known comedian and actor from Nigeria, John Okafor, often known as Mr. Ibu, is still in the hospital but is healing nicely.

Ibu's daughter Valatine Okafor released a statement on the family's behalf revealing that one of Ibu's legs had been severed.

"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."

She then shut down claims that her dad was diabetic.

"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."

She went on to say that the only reason the family has not flown him out of the country till date is because 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."

She urged his friends, colleagues, fans to keep him in their prayers and peddle down on unconfirmed reports concerning our her dad's health

"Thank you Nigerians you all have been very supportive this period. God bless you all."