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Veteran Nollywood Comic Actor, ‘Mr. Ibu’ Passes On, Aged 61

Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu is dead. This is coming less than 24 hours after the demise of Quadri Oyebamiji popularly known as Sisi Quadri.

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

He died at the age of 61

One of his former aides, Monday Diamond Ani  said the comic actor died few minutes ago after fighting for his life for several hours in the Intensive Care Unit of Evercare hospital Lekki, Lagos state.

“My Boss lost the battle,” Ani said in a short message to our correspondent, adding that “he died few minutes ago after being in the ICU for several hours.”

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Ibu, who hails from Nkanu West local government area of Enugu State has been battling ailments which resulted in the amputation of one of his legs in November, 2023.

It would be recalled that before his demise, 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 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 May 2022, the comic actor again alleged that he was poisoned for the third time.

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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’.

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“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.”

He said his enemies were happy about his illness and thought he wouldn’t make it but God brought him back to life.

The actor said his sickness taught him a “big lesson”, adding that he is surprised that he is still alive.

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