Stella Maris, the wife of Nollywood actor John Okafor, widely known as Mr. Ibu, has accused the Actors Guild of Nigeria of neglecting her husband during his health crisis.
In response to online calls for the association to support their ailing member, the Guild issued a statement on Friday.
In the statement conveyed by Kate Henshaw, the Guild’s Director of Communications, it was revealed that they had offered assistance to Mr. Ibu even before his health issues became public knowledge.
The Guild emphasized that they have always been at the forefront of providing necessary support to their members in need, especially concerning health interventions.
However, they clarified that their assistance isn’t publicized, as it goes against their typical way of operating.
In contrast, a video surfaced on the internet on Saturday where Mr. Ibu’s wife contradicted the Guild’s statement, asserting that no help had been extended to her husband.
She explained that she had tried to contact Emeka Rollas, the Guild’s president, but received no response to her calls or texts.
Stella Maris expressed her dissatisfaction with the situation, questioning why the Guild would claim they had supported Mr. Ibu when they had not taken any action to assist him.
Earlier, Mr. Ibu had posted a video on his Instagram page, appealing for financial assistance from Nigerians to treat a severe and undisclosed illness.
In the video, he revealed that doctors had recommended the amputation of his legs if his condition deteriorated further.
The actor implored the public to pray for him and expressed his desire to avoid amputation.