Outrage as Mr Ibu’s family seeks for funds to bury late actor

Nigerians fume as the family of the late beloved veteran actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu solicit funds for his burial.

It would be recalled that last month, the actor’s family announced a five-day funeral ceremony set to culminate in his burial on June 28, 2024.

In a recent update, the central planning committee, consisting of his family and friends, appealed to the public for donations to ensure a successful burial.

A statement jointly signed by Monday Diamond, Chairman of the Central Planning Committee; Christy Ejiofor, Secretary of the Central Planning Committee; and Emeka Rollas, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, explained that the ailment leading to Mr. Ibu’s death had consumed millions of naira, prompting their request for financial assistance.

Consequently, the family has launched a GoFundMe page to help cover the funeral costs.

This news has angered many, who pointed out that substantial funds were already raised for him during his illness, which his family allegedly fought over for personal gain.

Reactions as family begs for funds to bury Mr Ibu

Daddy Freeze quizzed: “After all this money raised they can still do this?”

Official OG Victor penned: “If you’re disappointed at Nollywood and Ibu’s family use button.”

Lucky Udu stated: “I feel ashamed. I mean, no matter how pøor they are, they should just respect him and bury him with what is available. I can’t imagine what life after earth would look like for everyone of us. May his soul rest in peace.”

I Am Goodnews reacted: “GoFundMe for burial? These people really take us for a joke in this country.”

Kwekujnr opined: “Make them throw the body for bush.”

Miriam Jacob wrote: “Nobody should give shishi, they are just trying to enrich their pockets. He’s gone if they like they shouldn’t bury him.”

Joe Pearl penned: “His entire family failed him big time.”

Omoyemeh Special said: “Una still dey use dead body beg money? What a family? The final begging right?”

Official Adekunle Salawu wrote, “Why five days funeral? Especially since you can’t afford it.”

Sugar Destiny Official wrote, “Hmmm this man’s family are shameless.”

African Flamingo wrote, “His family no get single shame. I’m sickness and death, they humiliated this man. Tufiakwa”.

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