Mr Ibu has stated that following his near-death experience after he was poisoned by someone within his circles, he has become a sceptic and unwilling to help people any longer.
He told The Punch that he is now mindful of new faces around him considering that he was nearly poisoned to death by someone he has helped before.
Narrating his ordeal and how it has shaped his perspective, the legendary comic actor said;
“These days, I am usually sceptical because I later found out that it was somebody I had helped in the past (who poisoned me).”
Speaking further, Mr Ibu revealed that he is still undergoing treatment in Abuja because there is still some remnants of the poison in his system
“If not for God, the result would have been bad. As I speak with you now, I am still being treated somewhere in Guzape, Abuja,” he added.
Probably on the recent kidnapping of two Nollowyood actors, Mr Ibu whose real name is John Okafor urged the government to do more in terms of ensuring the safety and security of filmmakers.
He said, “I expect the Federal Government to act on this. Whether we like it or not, we (actors) are serving the government. The movies we make are for the benefit of the general public. If the government wants to better protect us, they can do it.”