Nigerian comic actor, Mr. John Okafor popularly known as "Mr. Ibu" says recent reports claiming he died after falling ill with stroke are false.

The 57year old told our correspondent that contrary to the reports which say he had been taken to a Southeastern herbal medicine centre for treatment, he has been in Lagos.

The Enugu born actor in a telephone interview said he himself was shocked at the reports.

"As you hear am, na so me sef I hear am but God pass them," he said.

Mr. Okafor insisted nothing was wrong with him or any member of his family.

"I have never shed anybody's blood and can never fall victim of any evil scheme," he said.