“Keep Praying for Him”: Rita Edochie Posts Video, Gives Update As She Visits Mr Ibu After Amputation

“Keep Praying for Him”: Rita Edochie Posts Video, Gives Update As She Visits Mr Ibu After Amputation

  • Veteran Nollywood star Rita Edochie has taken to social media to share an update on Mr Ibu's condition
  • On Monday, November 6, the actor's family released a statement detailing why one of his legs had to be amputated
  • Like the family, Rita called for prayers for Mr Ibu and also said that he was doing well at the hospital in Lekki

Following the tragic amputation of John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu's leg, prayers and concerns have poured in for his fast recovery.

Veteran actress Rita Edochie shared an update on the comic actor after she visited the hospital where the procedure took place.

Actress Rita Edochie with Mr Ibu
Rita Edochie visited Mr Ibu at the hospital. Photo credit: @ritaedochiwe/@realmribu
Source: Instagram

She shared a video with a member of Mr Ibu's family in his room, even though she did not capture the actor in her clip.

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Edochie prayed for Mr Ibu and, in her caption, assured netizens that he was doing well and that all everyone owed him were prayers.

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She wrote:

"I went to see Ibu John Okafor at Evercare Hospital, Lekki Phase 1. He is doing well but all we owe him now is to keep praying for him."

Watch Rita Edochie's video here:

Reactions to Rita Edochie's video

The actress' update sparked mixed reactions and questions about Mr Ibu's condition.

Read some comments sighted below:


"Look at the so called wife feeling excited and posing for the camera. She doesn't seem worried. Even as an outsider, I almost shed tears when I heard of this today. So sad."

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"Power of God be upon him.its true ma that his leg have been amputated?"


"God bless you mama for ur visit."


"Thank you so much ma. All this yeye bloggers will not see this one to post now na only fault them dey find."


"Thank you my darling mama and God bless you."


"May Yahweh continue to heal him."


"Very Dark Man is saying his leg has been amputated? Please @ritaedochie Is this true?"


"God bless you and May Mr Ibu recover quickly."


"Awwwwww woman of Good heart."

Mr Ibu's family releases statement after amputation

Legit.ng earlier reported that the actor's family gave Nigerians reasons professionals had to cut his leg.

According to the statement, as of 1pm on Monday, November 6, he had undergone seven surgeries, and one of his legs had to be amputated.

The family said they had to accept the actor's new reality as that was the only way to keep him alive.

Source: Legit.ng

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Maymunah Ajetunmobi (Entertainment Deputy HOD) Maymunah Ajetunmobi is a journalist and the deputy HOD of the entertainment desk with over two years of work experience at Legit.ng. She graduated from the University of Ilorin in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and has moved on to pursue courses and a degree in communication. Maymunah joined Legit.ng in 2020, and emerged Editor with Top Entertainment Article in 2021. She has written exclusive articles, unique pieces, and interviews. Email: ajetunmobi.maymunah@corp.legit.ng

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