The former manager of actor John Okafor, popularly called Mr Ibu, Emeka Chochoo, has revealed why one of the star’s legs was severed.
He stated that the amputation was required due to an infection of the arteries at the ankle that was not diagnosed early enough.
Chronicle NG reports Monday that the actor has had seven successful surgeries, including an amputation of one of his legs.
However, in a conversation with newsmen on Thursday, Chochoo stated that the actor was responding to treatment.
“I was with him up until yesterday. I worked as Mr Ibu’s manager for over a decade.
“He is responding well to treatment; he is gradually healing.
Speaking on the comic actor’s medical journey, ChoChoo noted that doctors have continued to treat several ailments one after the other, adding that the amputation became necessary due to an infection of his artery that was not caught early enough.
“The doctors are treating everything one after the other. What led to the amputation of one of his legs was an infection that affected one of the arteries at the ankle.
“Blood wasn’t flowing into the leg, which was not detected on time. When it was, it had become too late, causing the doctors to decide on the amputation.
He further disclosed that the surgery was done in Nigeria, but the actor will soon be flown abroad for further treatment.
“The surgery was done in Nigeria. He will soon be flown out of the country for further treatment, but for now, he is being cared for in Nigeria.”