Yesterday, October 25, 2016, news broke that the right leg of ailing veteran actor, Tunde Alabi had been amputated after attempts to raise money for treatment without amputation failed. The amputation was done to prevent further complications from his illness.
However, the Village Headmaster‘s actor’s troubles are far from over as his colleague, Paul Julius who has been solely caring for him revealed that the actor has no home to go to.
He told Vanguard, “As I speak with you, the amputated leg has just been taken to the mortuary. But that is not our major concern right now but where he will return to as his home. Right now, he has no family, no friend that can take him in. He is homeless. Our effort to reach the governor of Lagos State, his home state, has only proven partially successful as nothing definitive has come off it. The governor knows Uncle Tunde and will be willing to help but bottlenecks of bureaucracy has not helped matters.”
Julius then took to his Facebook page to further solicit funds to aid Tunde Alabi’s recovery in a post that read:
“So sad! Our Veteran Actor’s foot finally AMPUTATED…..I’ve laboured through thick and thin to save the life of Uncle Tunde….assisted vigorously by the indefatigable Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, Mr. DON PEDRO AGANBI and through the contributions of a few spirited colleagues and fans, we were only able to manage to keep him alive but not with his full body as our once vibrant UNCLE TUNDE ALABI loses his right foot today at General Hospital, Lagos to Diabetes Mellitus. Now he’s faced with another battle for survival….. Expensive drugs required to heal the amputated leg……no home to return, no money to afford one as his ailment has suck up his entire finances. We have done our best… …What would you rather do to assist him….just put something in his account no matter how small and the Lord will reward you abundantly. Thank you”
All donations can be made to:
Name: TUNDE OBAFEMI ALABI
Account number: 0005647181
UNITY BANK PLC.