Emeka Chochoo, the former manager of Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has revealed the reason for the amputation of one of the actor’s legs. The disclosure comes after reports that Mr Ibu underwent seven successful surgeries, one of which involved the amputation of his lower limb due to an infection affecting the arteries around his ankle.
According to Chochoo, who had managed Mr Ibu for over a decade, the actor is responding well to treatment and is gradually healing despite the challenges. The medical team has been diligently addressing various health issues affecting Mr Ibu.
Chochoo explained that the amputation became necessary 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.