The wife and daughter of Nollywood comic actor John Okafor, popularly called Mr Ibu, are at loggerheads over money donated for his surgery.
Mr Ibu is currently dealing with an internal problem after his wife, Stella Maris Okafor, claims that his adoptive daughter, Jazmine, has stolen money from well-meaning Nigerians.
Stella made the charges on Monday on Instagram in response to allegations that she sought money to buy a car using funds donated for Mr Ibu‘s care. She also stated that she does not have access to the ailing actor’s main bank account.
She wrote: “Recently, there have been some malicious lies being peddled against me on social media, masterminded by Jazmine Chioma Okeke, who wants to make me an outsider in my own home, but God forbid.
“I will address Jazmine’s excessive interference in my family affairs and other related matters when the time is right. For now, my husband’s health is most important to me.
“The N1 million donation they talked about was paid into my account on my husband’s instruction (and in his presence) to offset some bills at home. I don’t understand why Jazmine, a stranger, should be dragging me over my family matter.
She further said, “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 to keep absolute control of that account.
“How she manipulated her way and took control of that account is a story for another day.”