The family of John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, has announced the amputation of one of the actor’s legs.
The thespian has been bedevilled by health issue arising from diabetes over which he earnestly asked the public for financial and spiritual supports in a viral video of him on sick bed.
In turn, many people including Ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki have been coming to his aid financially.
In an updates, shared on the actor’s Instagram page Monday, the actor’s family said he has to settle for the amputation of his leg in order not to die.
The statement read, “Good afternoon, Nigerians. We want to appreciate everyone who has come through for our dad; saying we are grateful is an understatement, and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.
“As of 1 pm, noon today, Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries, but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery, one of his legs had to be amputated.
“This development has been hard on us all, but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.
“Please, we are still soliciting support from well-meaning Nigerians as, at this stage, Daddy is still very delicate, and he needs all the help he can get.
“Thank you, everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time, Daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported him during this period as soon as he’s stable.”