LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Stella Maris, the wife of the ailing actor John Okafor, widely known as Mr Ibu, has accused Jasmine, the actor’s adopted daughter, of hijacking the money donated by good-willing Nigerians for his surgery.
Recall that in October, Mr Ibu appealed to the public for assistance in dealing with an undisclosed illness
The actor’s plight has triggered help from Nigerians; some of whom have donated funds for his surgeries and treatment.
Despite undergoing seven surgeries, one of his legs was amputated last week.
Taking to her Instagram account, the thespian’s wife Stella alleged that Jasmine has been “secretly controlling” the bank account meant for donations.
She addressed claims that she demanded money to buy a car with funds donated for Mr. Ibu’s upkeep.
She wrote: “The N1m donation they talked about was paid into my account on my husband’s instruction (and in his presence) to offset some bills at the home front. I don’t understand why Jazmine, a complete stranger should be dragging me over my family matter,”
“I do not have access to the main Access bank account where people make donations. It is being secretly controlled by Jazmine yet she is cooking up all kinds of lies and propaganda against me in order to keep absolute control of that account. How she manipulated her way and took control of that account is story for another day.
“There was never a time I asked anybody to buy a car for me. It was only mentioned in a private discussion between Jazmine and my brother, and she recorded it as a tool for blackmail. It was an innocent suggestion to help me cope with the suffering I was going through with public transport while trying to coordinate my hospital schedule with the home challenges.
“Jasmine said I took her name to a native doctor. This is very funny. Please, I don’t do native doctors or any form of fetish. Never.”