Nigerian comedy actor John Okafor, often known as Mr. Ibu, has requested help due to a medical ailment.
The legendary actor revealed in an Instagram video posted on Wednesday that he is battling an ailment from a hospital bed.
Ibu revealed that he had been hospitalised for several weeks.
He stated that the doctor urged them to consider amputating his limb if all other options failed.
Mr Ibu said, “While I am hoping for prayers and assistance, as I speak to you I am still lying down in the hospital. The medical director of this hospital said that in case his new idea does not work, the next idea is to cut off my leg. Just see me, if they cut off my leg where would I go? Pray for me, I don’t want my leg to be cut off, thank you so much, God, bless you.”
Okafor’s wife and daughter, in the video, appealed to Nigerians to pray for them and lend financial assistance.
His daughter said that she has been sorting out the bills for as long as the actor has been ill.
She also stressed that the family would prefer to fly him out of the country for better treatment.
She said, “I’ve been the one handling the bills and I am financially drained, we can’t do it alone. He’s not getting better, some days it looks like he is and other days it looks like he is getting worse.
“We are still at the hospital and they want to transfer him to another hospital because he is not getting better. We want to appeal to Nigerian individuals or organisations to please fly daddy abroad for better treatment. This is not the first time daddy is down like this.”