Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has stated how he got hospitalised.
According to a recent interview with Saturday Beats, Mr Ibu claimed he was poisoned.
The actor stated that this would be the third time in three years he has been poisoned.
Narrating his ordeal since the first one, he said, “I just got poisoned again. It seems my enemies are using me to rehearse. This time, I wasn’t poisoned in the village.
“I was poisoned in Abuja last week at an entertainment event. I really cannot explain how I was poisoned because it was a gathering of people, though it was not a big event.”
Mr Ibu added that he would be getting back on set soon after adequate rest.
He continued, “I am recuperating, although I have neither worked out nor driven since I got ill.
“However, I intend to take a walk this (Friday) evening, because I am hopeful that I would get better. I am eating well now, and I’m prepared to go back on set any moment from now.”
Recall that the actor was displayed on social media after a video clip recorded by a family member found its way to the media.
He was being taken care of by his wife while he was in his hospital bed. There was also a rumour that the actor needed some funds for his then undisclosed illness.
Nonetheless, the actor has debunked soliciting for funds from anyone. He also berated those who were in the act.
He said, “Some people have sold me. They have not heard from me and all they want to do is ‘sell me’. But, their plans won’t work because God has raised me up. I am not begging anybody for money.
“My condition is not as critical as some people are making it seem. Anybody who has made it a point of duty to talk about my sickness and take advantage of it should stop.
“I am here (hospital) with my wife. I am not saying all my friends that are supposed to visit me and bring me money cannot do that.
“But, I have never asked anyone to beg people for money on my behalf. They should stop. If I want to die, I would let them know, since they seem to be so interested.”