Mr. Ibu Speaks From Hospital Bed
KanyiDaily recalls that Mr Ibu’s wife, Stella Maris had shared a video where she could be seen with her husband who was looking visibly emaciated due to an undisclosed ailment that made him take a break from acting.
Speaking with Saturday Beats from his hospital bed, the actor revealed he was poisoned again for the third time in three years during an entertainment event in Abuja.
Mr. Ibu said, “I just got poisoned again. It seems my enemies are using me to rehearse (their powers). This time, I wasn’t poisoned in the village. I was poisoned in Abuja last week at an entertainment event. I really cannot explain how I was poisoned because it was a gathering of people, though it was not a big event.”
Though he sounded weak, the actor maintained that he was getting better. He said, “I am recuperating, although I have neither worked out nor driven since I got ill. However, I intend to take a walk this (Friday) evening, because I am hopeful that I would get better. I am eating well now, and I’m prepared to go back on set any moment from now.”
Mr Ibu also bashed those soliciting for funds on his behalf without his consent. He said, “Some people have sold me. They have not heard from me and all they want to do is ‘sell me’. But, their plans won’t work because God has raised me up. I am not begging anybody for money.
“My condition is not as critical as some people are making it seem. Anybody who has made it a point of duty to talk about my sickness and take advantage of it should stop. I am here (hospital) with my wife.
“I am not saying all my friends that are supposed to visit me and bring me money cannot do that. But, I have never asked anyone to beg people for money on my behalf. They should stop. If I want to die, I would let them know, since they seem to be so interested.”
KanyiDaily recalls that in 2020, Mr Ibu had also recounted how he almost died after being poisoned and beaten up by his staff members who he alleged were paid by his kinsmen to kill him.