Mr Ibu’s family releases burial date

The family of the late Nollywood actor, John Okafor known as Mr Ibu, has announced his burial date.

Before his passing, Mr  Ibu had his leg amputated due to an undisclosed illness a few months ago.

The actor’s family has revealed that he will be laid to rest in his hometown of Amuri, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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In a statement co-signed by Ibu’s brother, Elder Sunday Okafor, it was stated that the late actor would be honored with a hero’s burial.

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

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

The burial ceremony will commence on Tuesday, June 25th with a prestigious novelty match.

On Wednesday, June 26th, “Mr. Ibu’s Night” will be hosted, featuring a candlelight procession and live entertainment.

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A Christian Wake will be held on June 27th at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, followed by the funeral service on June 28th.

The 5-day burial festivities will conclude on Sunday, June 30th, with a Church Thanksgiving ceremony for family, friends, and well-wishers.

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