The wife of Nigerian comic actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has accused his adopted daughter Jazmine of hijacking the actor’s treatment funds.
Recall that Mr. Ibu had in a viral Instagram video in October, solicited the prayers and financial help of his fans.
He said that his doctors had recommended the amputation of his leg although other options were being tried.
In an update shared on his Instagram page on 6 November, the 62-year-old actor, informed Nigerians that his leg had been amputated by doctors.
Since Mr Ibu’s health crisis became a public knowledge his wife and daughter have been soliciting aid, and giving update to fans of the surgeries and treatments the actor has undergone.
However, handling of funds donated for the actors treatment seems to have cause feud between them.
Last week, Gistlover shared screenshots of a chat with Jazmine’s friend, who accused Mr Ibu’s wife of intending to use the funds donated for personal expenses, including a new car, an iPhone 15, and rent. Jazmine and her friend allegedly created a separate donation account to thwart such intentions.
She further accused Mr Ibu’s wife of trying to harm her via the services of a native doctor.
Mr Ibu’s wife in her response refuted the allegations in an Instagram post saying the allegations were because she had asked for the bank statement of the account created by Jasmine and her friend for fan’s donation of funds.
Mrs Okafor claimed that Jasmine, who is the actor’s adopted daughter secretly controls his main account and “wants to make me an outsider in my own home.”
She wrote, “Recently, there have been some malicious lies being peddled against me on social media as masterminded by Jazmine Chioma Okeke, who wants to make me an outsider in my own home, but God forbid. I will address Jazmine’s excessive interference in my family affairs and other related matters when the time is right. For now, my husband’s health is most important to me.
“The N1m donation they talked about was paid into my account on my husband’s instruction (and in his presence) to offset some bills at the home front. I don’t understand why Jazmine, a stranger, should be dragging me over my family matter.”
“I cannot access the main Access bank account where people make donations. Jazmine is secretly controlling it, yet she is cooking up all kinds of lies and propaganda against me to keep absolute control of that account. How she manipulated her way and took control of that account is the story for another day.”
On the car issue, she said, “There was never a time I asked anybody to buy a car for me. It was only mentioned in a private discussion between Jazmine and my brother, and she recorded it as a tool for blackmail. It was an innocent suggestion to help me cope with the suffering I was going through with public transport while trying to coordinate my hospital schedule with the home challenges. My brother has lived with us since 2013, long before people like Jazmine even knew my husband.
“He has been my strongest support and encouragement in these trying times as he willingly helps me with some challenges I cannot cope with. Yet, an imposter who knows nothing.”
On the issue of involving native doctors, she said, “Jazmine said, taking her name to 4/5 native doctor. This is very funny. Please, I don’t do native doctors or any form of fetish. Never, because I serve a living God in whom I trust always.
“The person that called Jazmine is my husband’s cousin in the village who has also been calling me to know the state of health of his cousin. That is the man Jazmine, and her cohorts tagged a witch doctor. May God forgive them. Maybe Jazmine is indirectly telling us the kind of things she does to be able to manipulate people for her selfish ends.”
This is not the first time Mrs Okafor and Jazmine have been engaged in a family dispute.
The PUNCH reported that Mrs Okafor claimed to be a victim of domestic violence and accused her husband of being in a romantic relationship with his adopted daughter.
However, the actor denied the allegations in an interview with media personality, Daddy Freeze.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.