Police reportedly arrest Mr Ibu’s son and adopted daughter for stealing N55m from his donations

Police have detained veteran Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu‘s son, and his adopted daughter Jasmine for allegedly stealing N55 million from his donations, according to recent reports.

Oyeabuchi Daniel Okafor and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu were detained by police in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on suspicion of defrauding Mr Ibu, of N55 million.

Mr Ibu and his adopted daughter, Jasmine

On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCID), located in Alagbon, made this announcement in a communiqué.

FCID Spokesperson, ASP Mayegun Aminat, in the statement said: “On 6th September, 2023, a petition was received from Diamond Waves Law on behalf of Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor wherein one Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor, Valentine Okafor, both of whom are sons of Mr. John Ikechukwu Okafor (Alias Ibu) and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu were alleged to have conspired to defr@ud Mr. Ibu while being on sick bed.”

An investigation into the case revealed that Mr. Ibu started a public fund-raising campaign to help pay for his medical bills. He solicited donations from his fans, prominent figures in the entertainment industry, and other kind-hearted members of the public, and he publicized and dedicated the account for this purpose.

At first, Mrs. Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor, the wife of Mr. Ibu, was in charge of overseeing the finances in order to support the family and pay for Mr. Ibu’s medical expenses. Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu stole Mrs Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor’s phone and hacked into Mr. Ibu’s financial details.

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