Veteran Nollywood actor , Victor Olaotan is stranded in Turkey; this is coming after an initial successful brain surgery he went through two years ago, E-nigeria! reports.
In 2019,billioanire Femi Otedola had donated a whopping N30million to the actor to carry out a correctional brain surgery in Turkey.
However, shortly after the initial surgery the hospital allegedly asked for more money to continue with the treatment which involves an experimental stem cell treatment. According to family sources, the hospital decided to put him through it two more times, with this decision, coupled with the fact that he has been there more than intended initially, the cost of feeding, physiotherapy, daily care, has been accruing since August 2019”.
According to his wife, Julia in a public outcry for help, she mentioned that her husband needs an additional $250,000, about N91m, to pay for his medical expenses.
66 year-old Olaotan became famous shortly after his return from America, following his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the long standing television drama, Tinsel.
Reports show that he was driving to a movie location when he had the accident that left him bed-ridden till date at Festac area of Lagos.
E-nigeria! gathered that after the money Otedola paid to the hospital expired, his family began paying as much as $7,500 an equivalence of N2.7 million naira monthly which cover for his physiotherapy and other necessary treatments to help him get back to his feet.
So far, sources say, the hospital had since stopped treating him, over accumulated debts after the family stopped paying since August 2020.
As at the time of filing this report, E-nigeria! gathered that the actor is now stranded in Turkey due to inability to offset his hospital bills and continue with further treatments.
A Gofundme account has since been launched by Heerlen NL with only 145 pounds raised so far.
According to her, the actor has been discharged from the hospital pending when they can raise more money for the outstanding bill $250,000 and to continue the treatment.