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“I felt so sad”- Actor Sanyeri reacts as Mr Ibu’s leg amputated after undergoing seven surgeries



Actor Olaniyi afonja reacts to Mr Ibu's leg amputation

Nigerian actor Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri, has reacted to the sad news of comic actor Mr. Ibu’s leg amputation.

Recall that news surfaced in October that the veteran actor was ill and required financial assistance for his treatment.

In a latest statement shared on the actor’s Instagram page on Monday, it was revealed that Mr. Ibu had undergone seven successful surgeries, including the amputation of one leg, in a bid to keep him alive.

In the wake of these events, actor Olaniyi Afonja expressed his sadness over the news of his colleague Mr. Ibu losing one of his legs. He then prayed that Mr. Ibu lives the rest of his life in good health and wealth.

Olaniyi Afonja shared an old movie clip of himself and Mr. Ibu on his official Instagram page, accompanying it with a heartwarming note.

He wrote,”I felt so sad hearing the Amputation of Your leg @realmribu 😞 I pray that from now you’ll live the rest of your life in Good health and wealth.

I wish you quick recovery my very good Brother 🤦🤦🙏🙏🙏😞😞😭😭😭
God is in Control 🙏🙏🙏”.

See his post below;

TIME OF GIST reported earlier that One of the legs of comic Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has been amputated.

A post on the actor’s Nollywood page on Monday stated that the actor underwent seven successful surgeries, but one of his legs had to be amputated to keep him alive and aid his recovery process.

The post reads: “We want to appreciate everyone that has come through for our dad, saying we are grateful is an understatement and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.

“As of 1 pm ,noon today , Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated..This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.

“Please we are still soliciting for support from well meaning Nigerians as this stage Daddy his is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.

“Thank you everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported during this period as soon as he’s stable!”


The news has left many heartbroken as they took to social media to lament.

One Ehidiahmen Okojie wrote, “Shit. This is really painful, this leg finally took his career

One Royalties Preshy wrote, “It’s well

One Enny Bobo Official wrote, “Omo!! Chai, Kai. This country suppose have health insurance now!! It would have prevented this since the beginning of the sickness

One Simeon Delight wrote, “So they finally cut the leg. God this is so sad. I wish him and his family all the strength they need to go through this phase of life

One Teeto Olayeni wrote, “It’s Soo sad but honestly it’s better than him losing his life. The sickness must have been there for a long time and wasn’t properly taken care of

One Kennedy Excel wrote, “Chai sorry thank God you’re still alive sir he can still use prosthetic cover leg to walk again

One Bala wrote, “Please pray for Me Ibu this is not the time to talk about move or family. Pray and support whichever you can.

One Skesh Makanaki wrote, “Upon all the NSPPD prayer

One Jully Mk wrote, “It’s sad news but if that’s what should be done in other to save his life that’s better

One Flawless Gold wrote, “The family is greedy. Why them no fly this out of the country. Upon all the money Nigerians contributed. Them just dey do try and luck, now them don amputate the leg”.

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