February 04, (THEWILL) – Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, has opened up on allegations laid against him by his wife, Stella Okafor, aka Real Iburess.
Controversial blogger, Gistlovers, had shared clips showing the moment Mr Ibu and his wife had a heated altercation that involved outsiders, who tried to settle their dispute.
The actor’s wife also accused him of neglecting her and the children, adding that Jasmine is not his daughter as she has made the world believe.
The actor was joined by his daughter, Jasmine and second son, Daniel, during an Instagram live session where they all gave their individual account of what really went down.
According to Mr Ibu, the altercation with his wife was real and the matter was taken to the police station, and officers made it clear that the matter shouldn’t be escalated to social media.
He, however, said he was surprised to see that his wife had started spreading all sorts of misinformation about him and his daughter, Jasmine, on social media. The comic star confirmed that they haven’t been living together as the marriage has been plagued with a lot of misunderstandings.
In a different portion of the interview, Daddy Freeze categorically inquired about Jasmine’s identity and the actor’s son, Daniel, who was beside him answered the question.
According to Daniel, Jasmine is the Nollywood actor’s daughter, who he adopted when she was still a child.
“She’s 100 percent his daughter, not biological, but adopted from childhood”, his son stated.
On the claims of being peddled around, Daniel stated that his stepmother has simply been brainwashed by friends, leading her to believe that Jasmine is only around the actor for his fame.
Daniel admitted that he always had a good relationship with his stepmother, but her problem has always been taking to the words of outsiders. The young man also traced the genesis of the misunderstanding to when Mr Ibu was sick and admitted to an Abuja hospital.
According to him, Jasmine flew down from Cyprus to be with the actor and take care of him even before his wife who was in Nigeria.
He recounted how Jasmine paid the hospital bills and even went the extra mile to retrieve the actor’s social media accounts that had been hacked. Daniel said Mr Ibu’s wife was nowhere to be found the whole time. He said she’s only causing trouble and wants to take the glory now that everything seems fine.
Also joining the live session, Jasmine dismissed the claims that she isn’t the actor’s daughter but his girlfriend. Jasmine demanded the presence of Mr Ibu’s wife in the session while recounting how they had a good relationship in the past, and she (Stella ) would always refer to her as a daughter.
She revealed that the root of the entire drama is money and how Stella Okafor is always wanting more from the actor even though she knows he is not working.
The actor’s daughter mentioned how his wife made him sell his landed property worth over N4 million for less and how she got N700k for the children’s school fees and another N300k to fix her car.
Jasmine shared several screenshots of bank transaction while recounting how the actor’s wife would always come to her whenever she needed to get money from him.
On the actor’s sickness, Jasmine equally claimed that the actor’s wife was hardly ever around and the few times she visited, she was always concerned about recording videos to share on social media.
According to her, the viral clip of Stella cutting Mr Ibu’s nail at the hospital was all planned and shared online to make the world see her as a dutiful wife.