Mr Ibu was my late father’s friend – Adopted daughter, Jasmine

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Jasmine Okafor has finally addressed her connection with the unwell actor, John Okafor, widely recognized as Mr Ibu.

Reports circulated widely that Jasmine and Mr Ibu’s son, Daniel Onyeabuchi, were apprehended in Lagos on charges of purportedly defrauding the actor of N55 million.

In a widely circulated internet video, Jasmine responded to the accusations by recounting the story of how she came to know the actor, who had taken on a fatherly role in her life.

“I said I wasn’t going to talk about this issue until Mr Ibu gets back on his feet and to God be the glory he has been discharged and recuperating.

” A lot has happened and I will like to shed more light on how I got involved and how things got to this point.

“My dad died so many years ago, he was a Nigerian army and a good friend to Mr Ibu, who is now a father figure in my life. After my dad’s death, Mr Ibu has been playing a father figure role in my life. In 2018, I left the country to look for greener pastures, and from there I relocated to Cyprus where I was studying law.

“In 2020, Mr Ibu started requesting financial assistance from me on chat and I was surprised because he was doing well and almost at the peak of his career before I left. He now opened up to me that he was sick and was in Abuja, while his wife was in Lagos I requested to call her and she told me that Mr Ibu had left the house for over two years.

“I didn’t want to speak but things have gotten to a point that I have to speak up my truth”.