Another veteran actor, Tunde Alabi is reportedly dying from an undisclosed ailment which has affected one of his legs.
The information was released to the Senior Nollywood Correspondent of E24-7 Magazine, Emmanuel Omene-Johnson by the Lagos State Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Don Pedro Aganbi.
Tunde who starred in the old Village Headmaster of the ‘90s has been ejected from the Federal Medical Center, Ebute-Meta, in the Yaba area of Lagos, due to his inability to pay his rising medical bills.
Tunde, who has been admitted at the General Hospital, Lagos, faces the same threat of been cast out again from the Lagos state medical facility for same offense of failure to meet his bills.
The management of the hospital had informed him that they would carry out the eviction action by September 24th, 2016 (Today) if he could not settle his debts.
He was admitted at the Yaba medical center on 9th August, 2016 on account of offensive purulent discharging from his right ankle, a medical report made available to the Magazine revealed.
The report also states that Tunde was found to be suffering from diabetic mellitus foot syndrome (DMFS).
Doctors are of the view that the aging man has to undergo a Doppler’s ultrasound operation or be ready for amputation.
The medical report was dated 5th September, 2016 and signed by a Dr. B. O. Awoyomi , Consultant Orthopaedic cum Trauma Surgeon, of the Federal Medical Center, Yaba in Lagos.
Meanwhile, according to Don Pedro, Tunde has been sleeping in whatever places he finds himself. He was seen a few days ago sleeping inside a packed unused taxi.
He is homeless and has been abandoned by his family members and friends, Don said.
While the Head of the AGN claimed that the economic recession makes the Guild incapable of coming to the aid of the fading film star, there are plans to make Tunde’s case an open one, by going to the broadcast media. Don Pedro believed that the action may bring the matter to the attention of the Lagos state governor.
Otherwise, as stated by the AGN henchman, “Tunde may be kicked out again today, if his bills are not paid.”