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The family of late Mr Ibu has announced burial arrangement

  • The family of the late Nollywood actor, John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, has officially announced the date for his burial.
  • The actor, known for his comedic roles in Nigerian films, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Amuri, Enugu State.
  • The actor’s brother, Elder Sunday Okafor, jointly signed a statement confirming the announcement.

The family of late Nollywood actor John Okafor, well known by his stage name Mr. Ibu, officially announced the date of his funeral.

The adored actor, known for his comedic roles in Nigerian films, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Amuri, which is located in Enugu State’s Nkanu West LGA.

The declaration was made in a joint statement signed by the actor and his brother, Elder Sunday Okafor.

It expressed the family’s desire to bury their loved one with the honours befitting a hero. “The deceased will be buried like a hero,” Elder Okafor declared.

John Okafor’s health had become a source of concern for the public after it was revealed that he underwent an amputation a few months before his death as a result of an undisclosed ailment.

His death was a tremendous loss for the Nigerian entertainment community as well as his followers throughout the world, who valued his unique ability to bring laughter and joy to audiences through his performances.

The statement adds, “The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State wishes to honour the loving memory of our hero and legend John Ikechukwu Okafor, who even in death has left a legacy of love, laughter, and liveliness.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our son, husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and in-law at the 28th of June 2024.

“Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our icon.”

According to the announcement, the burial ceremony will commence on Tuesday, June 25th, with a high-profile novelty match. On Wednesday, June 26, there will be a session called Mr Ibu’s Night, which included a candlelight procession and live music.

A Christian wake will be held on June 27 at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, with the funeral service on June 28.

The five-day burial ceremony will conclude on Sunday, June 30th, with a Church Thanksgiving for family, friends, and supporters.

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