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John Okafor: How Mr. Ibu Went in for Third Surgery, Suffered Cardiac Arrest and Died (Photos)

Breaking: Veteran Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu is dead
Ibu in hospital

As Nigerians mourn the death of popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu, details of what led to his death have emerged.

REPORT AFRIQUE learnt that the late actor suffered a heart attack while he was undergoing a third surgery at Evercare Hospital at Admiralty Way, Lekki, In Lagos state and passed on Saturday evening.

Breaking: Veteran Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu is dead
John Okafor: How Mr. Ibu Went In For Third Surgery, Suffered Cardiac Arrest And Died (Photos) 7

This was made known by the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Rollas. The story was also corroborated by VeryDarkMan, a popular social media influencer who keeps close ties with some of the Okafor’s family member.

In a post on his Facebook page, Mr. Rollas mourned Ibu citing that he had suffered cardiac arrest before passing on at the hospital. He mentioned that he had been made aware of the actor’s death by the actor’s manager who had worked with Ibu for the past 24 years.

Mr. Ibu interview with Vanguard

News of the actor’s death was first leaked by a staff of Evercare hospital who had confided in a friend. Details of their chats were later posted on the microblogging platform, X.

REPORT AFRIQUE subsequently verified the news with a confirmation from a top stakeholder in the Nigerian film industry who spoke to our reported on the condition of anonymity.

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