Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, otherwise known as Mr. Ibu, has finally nabbed the individual who hacked his social media pages.
Mr. Ibu had earlier raised the alarm that his social media pages and bank account were hacked and that the culprit was impersonating him and asking for donations from Nigerians.
However, after several months of trying to get his pages back, the culprit has now been caught and identified as a Nollywood actor.
Mr. Ibu’s daughter, Chioma Jasmine, made this disclosure in a post shared on Mr. Ibu’s Instagram page on Thursday, June 2.
According to her, the culprit, who also happens to be a Nollywood actor, is appealing for his identity to be kept hidden because revealing his true identity will ruin his career.
“This is to let everyone know that we have cat fished the person that hacked MR Ibu’s verified Instagram account! He was arrested yesterday and the case is in the police station! He confessed to the crime and investigation is still on going, it’s so saddening to know that it was one of the colleagues in the Nollywood industry.”
“His motives are still yet to be known. Revealing his identity depends on how far the extent of the damages that he was using the account to do was ! Please help us let the general public know that they can stop reporting the account now as it had been restored to us! Thanks. A question on whether to reveal the identity of the actor or not was also thrown at social media users.
“Should we reveal his identity or temper justice with as he has been begging for forgiveness since yesterday! Note he also hacked his Facebook and the email he uses in receiving notifications from bank! He’s only begging we cover his identity because he said it will Jeopardize￼ his career in the nollywood industry ! Please what do y’all suggest we do in this regard! Keep sharing until it gets to the appropriate news agencies! Thanks regards! Chioma Jasmine”, She wrote.