Mr Ibu’s daughter, Jasmine Okafor finally shares her side of the story
Written by maxfmeditor3 on February 5, 2024
Jasmine Okafor, a content creator and the adopted daughter of veteran actor Mr Ibu, recently addressed the drama with the family.
Earlier this year, the police rearrested Jasmine and Mr Ibu’s son, awaiting court charges. Disputing the reports, Jasmine shared a video with actor Deyemi Okanlawon.
Two weeks later, the police confirmed the re-arrest of Mr Ibu’s son, Daniel Onyeabuchi, for allegedly defrauding the actor of N55 million. The investigation uncovered WhatsApp messages between Jasmine and Daniel, revealing their criminal plans. It also exposed their sham marriage at Ikoyi Magistrate Registry with intentions to flee to the UK.
Jasmine, responding sarcastically, claimed the reported figures were incorrect, stating she stole 1 billion and was “broadcasting live” from Kiri Kiri prison. In a subsequent post, she invited social media judges and magistrates to comment.
Now, on her YouTube page, Jasmine recounted how she met Mr Ibu, a friend to her late father and a father figure after his passing. Despite the challenging past three months, she expressed gratitude to God, refusing to term it as hell. Initially hesitant to speak, she felt compelled to share her truth, feeling abused and used.
“I want to say thank you to everybody, especially those who had faith in me, believed in me, and patiently waited till this day for me to speak out.
The past three months I can’t say it has been hell, but in every situation, I want to give thanks to God. I said I wasn’t going to talk about this issue until Daddy (Mr Ibu) gets back on his feet and glory to God he has been discharged and recuperating. A lot has happened and I would like to shed more light on how I got involved and how things got to this point.
I am not talking because I need people to sympathize with me. I am talking because I feel like I have been abused, and used and I hope you guys are patient enough to listen to the entire story because it means a lot to me.
My dad passed away so many years ago, he was a Nigerian army and was a good friend to Mr Ibu, who is now a father figure in my life.
When my dad passed on, Mr Ibu was at the burial, and ever since then has played a father figure role in my life. Fast forward to 2018, I left the country, I left Nigeria to look for greener pastures, and from there I relocated to Cyprus where I was studying law.
Fast forward to 2020, Mr Ibu started writing me on WhatsApp, requesting financial assistance and this was surprising to me because before I left, he was doing well and was almost at the peak of his career. He now opened up to me that he was sick and was in Abuja, while his wife was in Lagos I requested to call her and she told me he had left the house for over two years.
I didn’t want to speak but things have gotten to a point that I have to speak up my truth”.
She captioned the emotional video with, “Thank you all for your patience, love, and prayers, during this trying period! I have declined lots and lots of interviews simply because I wanted to be able to tell my story exactly the way it happened, sequentially, with facts and evidence. I have uploaded the full video on my YouTube and I will be uploading more evidence there if need be. Obviously, in times like this silence isn’t golden, silence is consent. And I will never consent to allegations based on envy, sentiment, and zero fact
I will be posting bit by bit here”.