Mr Ibu lands in hospital after being poisoned for the third time


Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has disclosed he is currently in the hospital after being poisoned for the third time.

The actor said this will be the third time such is happening within three years.

“I just got poisoned again. It seems my enemies are using me to rehearse (their powers). 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, he told Saturday beats.

The actor attacked those begging for funds on his behalf without hisapproval as a way of selling him and pray their plans wouldn’t work as he believed God has raised him up.

He said, “Some people have sold me. They have not heard from meand all they want to do is ‘sell me’. But, their plans won’t workbecause God has raised me up. I am not begging anybody formoney. My condition is not as critical as some people are making itseem. Anybody who has made it a point of duty to talk about mysickness and take advantage of it should stop. I am here (hospital)with my wife. I am not saying all my friends that are supposed tovisit me and bring me money cannot do that. But, I have never askedanyone to beg people for money on my behalf. They should stop. IfI want to die, I would let them know, since they seem to be sointerested.”

Despite being weak, he asserted that he was getting better.

Me Ibu said, “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.”

While authorities of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has paid avisit to Ibu at the hospital on Friday, itwill be recalled that in 2019, the actor claimed that some members of his staff were paid by his kinsmen to kill him because of his successful career.

By Damilola Olufemi