Nollywood's Mr.Ibu dies

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Nollywood actor Mr Ibu originally known as John Okafor died at the age of 62.

The actor became popular after landing a lead role in a comic film titled, Mr.Ibu in 2004.

The news of his demise was confirmed by the Actors Guild of Nigeria President Emeka Rollas noting that the deceased suffered a cardiac arrest.

The veteran actor died at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos state, his health issues first came to public attention last year (2023). One of his legs was amputated in November after fans donated to a crowd-funding scheme for his medical

Since then, his son Daniel Okafor and adopted daughter Jasmine Chioma have been arrested on suspicion of hacking into his phone and taking $60,700 (£47,800) for themselves. The pair have not commented since their arrest in January and are expected to appear in court on 11 March for the next hearing.

Born John Ikechukwu Okafor in Nkanu West in Enugu State, southeastern Nigeria on October 17, 1961, Mr Ibu pursued basic education in Enugu State and later enrolled for an undergraduate course in management.