Popular Nigerian veteran actor, John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu has narrated his near-death experience which was masterminded by his staff who got him poisoned.
Reacting to disturbing images of his ill-health that hit the internet in June of this year, the comic actor said it took the intervention of the Almighty God for him to come out of that dire situation. If not for that, he would have been a story by now.
In an exclusive interview with Nigeria-based Nigizietv, Mr. Ibu said after he was poisoned, his stomach began to expand in size and become heavier which made it impossible for him to move his legs.
He refuted claims that his protruding stomach was as a result of his incessant consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Read His Full Account Below:
If not for God Almighty, I would have been a story perpetrated by people who don’t love me.
I don’t take Alcohol up till now. Some people say I don’t take Alcohol yet my stomach is big, The belly is an idiot. It was after they gave me that poison. It was bigger than this before. If you had seen it, it was like a foam. I took medicine and it began to come down. Before I wasn’t able to see my legs.
They took me to Nnewi, saying we had a show. They held me there and beat me up. They beat me and then inserted poison in my mouth and ran away, leaving me there. It was my boys and dancers that came and carried me home. It was in Enugu that I woke up. God said no, you are not going yet.
Here, in my office, they brought the first poison, I took it. I was falling around and nobody came to ask. Even the workers did not enter here even though they were hearing me fall around. I vomited something in my bathroom.
They gave me the second one, The people that gave me are the people working with me. I swallowed another one unknowingly because I never suspected them until when God opened my eyes. They paid them and gave them enough money to make sure they eliminate me. All these plans are from Enugu, my townspeople, and age grades that are surprised that I can own some things, build some houses, buy houses in Lagos. They asked them to go and kill me.”
Mr Ibu is regarded as one of the pioneers in the popularization of Nigerian movies across the intellect. His impeccable English and comical craft is admired by many across the globe.
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