The ex-manager of renowned Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, Emeka Chochoo, has revealed the reason for the amputation of one of the actor’s legs.
The news came after it was revealed that Mr Ibu had seven successful surgeries, including an amputation, due to an infection that affected the arteries in his ankle.
Chochoo, Mr Ibu’s manager for over a decade, says the actor is responding well to treatment and is gradually healing.
Despite the challenges, the medical team has been working diligently to address various health issues affecting the actor.
Chochoo disclosed that the amputation became a necessary step in Mr. Ibu’s medical journey due to an infection that impacted one of the arteries at the ankle.
Unfortunately, the condition went undetected until it reached a critical stage, leading to the difficult decision to amputate the leg.
“The doctors are treating everything one after the other. What led to the amputation of one of his legs was an infection that affected one of the arteries at the ankle.
“Blood wasn’t flowing into the leg, which was not detected on time. When it was, it had become too late, causing the doctors to decide on the amputation,” Chochoo explained.
He also mentioned that the surgery took place in Nigeria, and while Mr Ibu is currently receiving care in the country, plans are underway to fly him abroad for further treatment.
“The surgery was done in Nigeria. He will soon be flown out of the country for further treatment but for now, he is being cared for in Nigeria,” Mr. Ibu ex-manager added.