Family Tensions Rise: Mr. Ibu’s Son Refutes Wife’s Claims Over Control Of Medical Funds
In a surprising turn of events, Daniel Okafor, the second son of renowned Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has stepped into the family drama unfolding in the public eye. In the midst of allegations and counter-allegations, Daniel has come forward to clarify the situation surrounding the bank account set up for his father’s medical treatment.
Stella Maris, Mr. Ibu’s wife, had taken to social media to express her frustrations. In a heartfelt post on Instagram, she claimed that Jasmine, Mr. Ibu’s adopted child, had taken control of the Access bank account where donations for Mr. Ibu’s medical expenses were being deposited. Her post was a mix of disappointment and a plea for understanding, as she explained how she felt sidelined in the management of the funds meant for her husband’s care.
She wrote, “I am completely shut out from the financial assistance being given for my husband’s health. Jasmine, who is not even a blood relative, seems to have taken over the account. I can’t understand why she, a complete stranger in our family matters, should have such control.”
Addressing the allegations that she had received a substantial sum from the donations, Stella clarified, “The N1 million donation mentioned was indeed deposited into my account, but it was done following my husband’s instructions, in his presence. It was meant to cover some urgent family expenses, not for personal use. I am baffled why Jasmine would make this a point of contention.”
However, Jasmine, caught in the crossfire of these accusations, chose to maintain a dignified silence. “I am not keen on being part of this online spectacle. My focus is on Mr. Ibu’s health,” she stated.
In a surprising revelation, Daniel Okafor, Mr. Ibu’s son, countered Stella Maris’s allegations, asserting that Jasmine had no control over the said bank account. “The whole narrative about Jasmine controlling the funds is not true. I am the one who has access to the account. In fact, I am the signatory and my father’s next of kin,” Daniel clarified.
He also spoke briefly about his relationship with Stella Maris, revealing a deeper family dynamic. “Stella is my stepmother. My biological mother is currently not in the picture,” he shared, without delving into further details.
The saga surrounding Mr. Ibu’s health and the management of funds raised for his treatment has brought to light the complexities of family relationships, especially when blended families and financial issues intersect. As the story unfolds, it remains to be seen how the Okafor family navigates these challenging times. Meanwhile, well-wishers and fans of the beloved actor continue to hope for his speedy recovery and a resolution to the family’s disputes.