Mr Ibu didn’t have his two legs amputated – family clarifies

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The family of veteran Nigerian actor John Okafor also known as Mr Ibu has clarified that the actor did not have his two legs amputated as speculated in the media. According to the family, though he underwent double amputation, it was on the same leg, not both legs.

Also, the family explained that the actor has not been sent outside for treatment because he is declared “considered”Not Fit To Fly” by doctors. The family added that Mr Ibu is receiving the best treatment possible in Nigeria at one of the best facilities in the country, supported by astute professionals.

Read the statement by the family of Mr Ibu below.

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 would 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 the same leg further to ensure we didn’t lose 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 to date is that 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 hospitals 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 their 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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