Mr Ibu’s family reportedly seek donation to lay actor to rest

John Okafor, fondly known as Mr. Ibu, will be laid to rest with the utmost dignity and respect he deserves.

To ensure a fitting tribute to his illustrious legacy, a dedicated committee composed of his closest friends and family has been formed, according to Legit News.

This committee is committed to giving Mr. Ibu a send-off that honors his immense contributions to the entertainment world.

The committee has also opened a GoFundMe account to facilitate contributions and ensure the burial is a resounding success.

In a request made available to Legit.ng, the committee said:

“The Central Planning Committee (CPC) of Late John Okafor(Family & Friends) solicit financial support from the general public to help them executive a successful burial for the late Nollywood Legend. Mr Ibu suffered ailment which consumed tens of millions through hospital bills for almost a year.”

The committee listed the burial schedule as follows:

“Tuesday, June 25 – novelty match between celebrities and Rangers FC; Wednesday, June 26 – night of tributes (Life and Times of Mr Ibu); Thursday, June 27 -wake-keep at his hometown, Amurri Nkanu West LGA Enugu state; Friday, June 28 – burial ceremony; and June 30 – Thanksgiving service.”

The CPC has expressed deep gratitude to the head prophet of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (CMDM), Snr. Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin of Effurun, Delta State, and a few other benevolent donors who have already made significant contributions.

The letter detailing these acknowledgments was signed by the chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Hon. Monday Diamond A. JP (Odoziobodo); the secretary, Ijele Christy Ozioma Ejiofor; and the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Amb. Emeka Rollas.

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