Mr Ibu was mocked for his protruding belly months ago but unknown to many the veteran Nollywood actor and comedian almost had a close shave with death, also on different occasions at that.
The comedic genius—real name John Okafor—recounted how he was poisoned by members of his staff and how they were paid by his kinsmen to eliminate him perhaps because of envy.
In the interview with Nigezie, Mr Ibu said the poison made his stomach so big he couldn’t see his legs. He said he was placed on medication which began to help shrink his stomach.
“If not for God Almighty, I would have been a story perpetrated by people who don’t love me,” he began. “I don’t take Alcohol up till now. Some people say I don’t take Alcohol yet my stomach is big, The belly is an idiot. It was after they gave me that poison. It was bigger than this before. If you had seen it, it was like a foam. I took medicine and it began to come down. Before I wasn’t able to see my legs.”
He continued, “They took me to Nnewi, saying we had a show. They held me there and beat me up. They beat me and then inserted poison in my mouth and ran away, leaving me there. It was my boys and dancers that came and carried me home. It was in Enugu that I woke up. God said no, you are not going yet.”
Speaking further, the film star said, “Here in my office, they brought the first poison, I took it. I was falling around and nobody came to ask. Even the workers did not enter here even though they were hearing me fall around. I vomitted something in my bathroom.
“They gave me the second one, The people that gave me are the people working with me. I swallowed another one unknowingly because I never suspected them until when God opened my eyes. They paid them and gave them enough money to make sure they eliminate me. All these plans are from Enugu, my towns people and age grades that are surprised that I can own some things, build some houses, buy house in Lagos. They asked them to go and kill me.” he added.
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