Veteran actress Iyabo Oko discharged but still needs help

Iyabo Oko

Iyabo Oko

Veteran actress, Sidikat Odukanwi, popularly known as Iyabo Oko, has been discharged from a hospital in Ibadan.

Foluke Daramola confirmed the development on Tuesday. She said Iyabo Oko was released on Monday.

However, Iyabo Oko, who was diagnosed with ischaemic stroke, now needs a physiotherapist.

Daramola, however, called on Nigerians to continue to support the ailing actress so as to fund her treatment.

She said: “This is her Acct Num UBA 2038759866 Iyabo Kudirat Odukanmi. Thank you all for the care and love.”

Iyabo Oko’s daughter Olamide also narrated what happened to the veteran actress.

She said: “What affected my mum was the fact that she was not going for her medical check-ups. I want Nigerians to help provide a car for her. What happened (to her) could have been prevented but because of the unavailability of a car, things took a different turn. She lives very far from the hospital. When she had her last ‘attack’, I had to get a motorcycle to convey her to the junction before I could get a cab to pick her. She was diagnosed with a right ischaemia stroke some years back. The first health scare happened about five years ago but she did not want anyone to know about it. My elder siblings even flew her to China for better medical treatment and she got better. Sadly, she had two other ‘attacks’. But, she instructed us not to tell anyone about it, that she would be fine. But seven days ago, she had another attack that affected her limbs. However, she is getting better. She can now talk and respond to people. The doctors have assured us that with the help of physiotherapy, she would be able to use her limbs again.

“We spoke out because we now need financial help. Her children are doing their best but they can’t do everything. Actresses like Foluke Daramola, Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe and Biodun Okeowo have assisted financially.”

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