The body of John ‘Mr Ibu‘ Okafor, the ace actor, has been moved from the hospital to his hometown in Enugu state for his final burial rites.


Mr Ibu passed away on Saturday, March 2 after battling with a life-threatening illness for months. He was 62 years old.

In the now viral video, the body of the actor can be seen being wheeled out of the morgue by the hospital staff, Daniel and Valentine Okafor, two of his sons.

His wife was also spotted dressed in all black as she watched her husband’s body being moved away amid tears.



In October last year, the ace actor revealed he was battling with a life-threatening illness.

Despite donations from all and sundry, one of his legs was amputated after he had undergone seven successful surgeries.

In January, the movie star returned home after months in the hospital before it was reported that his condition had worsened a week ago.

He was then rushed to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Evercare Hospital, Lekki, Lagos where he eventually passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest.


Several Nigerians — including celebrities and politicians — have taken to social media to pay their last respects to the ace actor.

President Bola Tinubu mourned the actor while hailing him for “bringing joy and relief to millions of Nigerians”.

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