Stella Maris Okafor, wife of ailing actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has said that the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) lied about rendering help to her sick husband.
AGN director of communications Kate Henshaw had on Friday made a statement, saying that the guild did not abandon their colleague and he that has been receiving support.
“The guild has never abandoned any of its members in need, especially with health intervention, we have been at the forefront of providing necessary support even before his health condition was made public and this has been done with the full knowledge of his immediate family members.
“We have had to task members privately to help in providing assistance towards the intervention and we do not make public any form of assistance it is not our modus operandi. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have blinked an eye over this Mr Ibu issue but it has become imperative to make some clarifications as the integrity and welfare package is at stake,” the statement read in parts.
Ibu’s wife, however, debunked the statement in a video, saying that the guild has not rendered any kind of support. She added that she reached out to the national president of the guild Mr Emeka Rollas but the latter read and ignored her message.
“I am not happy at all, look at the situation of things now, look at my husband lying down on the sick bed and AGN came and be saying what they did not do. Why would they come now to say they are supporting him while they have not done anything, I contacted Emeka Rollas, and I sent him a message which he read and did not say anything,” she said.