The Nigerian Police, through its Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Alagbon, located in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has announced the two sons of Mr. Ibu conspired with his adopted daughter, Jasmine, to defraud their father.
The suspects include Oyeabuchi Daniel Okafor and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu.
The duo stands accused of conspiring and defrauding popular Nollywood actor, Mr. John Ikechukwu Okafor, widely known as Mr. Ibu, of a staggering sum of N55 million.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the FCID revealed that the investigation was initiated following a petition filed by Diamond Waves Law on behalf of Mr. Ibu’s wife, Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor.
The law firm alleged that the actor’s two sons, along with his adopted daughter, Jasmine, had colluded in a fraudulent scheme to deceive their father.
According to the petition, the suspects devised an elaborate plan to defraud Mr. Ibu, resulting in the loss of a substantial amount of money.
The FCID, upon receiving the complaint, swiftly launched an investigation into the matter, “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 defraud Mr. Ibu while being on sick bed.
“Investigation into the case established that as part of efforts to fund his medical bills, Mr. Ibu launched a public fund-raising initiative and attracted donations from his fans, entertainment industry players, and other well-spirited members of the public into a bank account which he publicized and dedicated for the purpose.
“Mr. Ibu’s wife, Mrs Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor was initially managing the funds to defray the medical bills of Mr. Ibu and sustain the family. However, along the line, the duo of Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu manipulated Mrs Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor, took possession of Mr. Ibu’s phone, and hacked into the banking details therein,” the Police said.