Nollywood Comic actor, John Okafor also known by his movie name, Mr Ibu has reacted to some claims he exaggerated about the amount stolen from his home.
Recall that the actor kicked start this year in the worst possible way after it was reported he lost over N14M to armed robbers in his Lekki home.
While many sympathised with the actor, others also questioned why the actor would keep such a large sum of money in his house, considering the cashless policy adopted by most Nigerians. Some people also insinuated that the actor exaggerated about the amount he lost to the robbery.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the veteran actor in response to fans reaction made some clarifications on the initial reports.
“When I said I lost N14m, there was a misconception that it was all in cash but that was not the case.
One million naira cash, and properties worth over N13m were carted away. Some of the items the robbers stole included gold wristwatches, necklaces and jewellery. They also stole shoes belonging to me and my wife, and a lot of other items.
The trauma is still very much for my wife and kids. They are still in shock because the thieves knocked down the doors of the house and you can imagine the type of noise they would have made at the time they came, which was about 3am.”
“The total cost of all the things that were stolen is even more than the N14m that I said. I have no reasons to lie about that.”
“I live in a renowned estate for crying out loud, and we have different types of security in place. I am totally surprised as to how such an incident could have happened.
Right now, I feel someone gave the robbers some information. However, some arrests have been made already. We identified two of us those who were arrested from the CCTV footage.”