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Why Mr Ibu was rejected in US, India for treatment — AGN


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The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas has shed light on why the late comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, was not flown abroad to receive medical care while battling with his ailment.

In a recent interview, Emeka said the late Mr Ibu was rejected by hospitals in the United States and India because his prognosis would make it impossible for him to board a flight.

Ibu had asked the public for financial help while the ailment got serious.

According to his family, he underwent seven surgeries but to keep him alive, one of his legs was amputated. The family in a statement released at the time, said there were plans to fly him abroad for better treatment, however the actor never travelled.

While explaining why Ibu could not travel, Rollas said, “There was a time we wanted to fly Ibu abroad, but when we escalated the doctor’s reference and his prognosis, almost all the hospitals in India and America rejected him and said whoever that has this kind of prognosis cannot survive flight to any country.”

Mr Charles Okafor died on March 2. He was 62 years old.


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