Actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, has shared his battle with dementia.
Dementia is a memory loss disease. Mr Ibu’s incumbent wife, Stella, his fifth wife having had four previous marriages, made public the actor’s problem with the health issue.
The father-of-twelve confirmed it in an interview with Punchng where he spoke on intimate issues, including his attempt to kill his cousin.
“My cousin came out to say that I was showing him that I was rich. He went ahead to threaten me. I had to go and hire a gun, with the intention of going to the village to kill him.
“But, when I got home, he was not there. I sat in my car because I did not want it to look like someone directed me. I was waiting for him, when my late father appeared to me, and told me that if I did what I intended to do, my world would be in shambles and I would regret it. I then drove off. While on my way, I saw my cousin, and he was calling out to me to stop, but I did not. If not that my late father appeared to warn me, I would have killed him,” the thespian narrated.
On his battle with dementia, “Sometimes, my mind would just trip off. I could be sitting, and just forget that I was holding something. I could even be counting money, and throw it in the dustbin. It is after I must have thrown it away that I would remember it was money. I would then have to retrieve it from the trash. Sense is very costly. Once I remember anything about my wife, my mood would change instantly,” the comedian told the medium.