Nollywood actor Victor Olaotan requires financial assistance to receive medical treatment outside Nigeria in a bid to avert the amputation of his legs.
The veteran actor has been receiving medical care since being involved in a motor accident in October 2016.
The ‘Three Wise Men’ star was driving to a movie set when the accident took place around Apple Junction, in Festac, Lagos.
According to Demola Sanyaolu, his publicist, the actor needs to urgently undergo neuro-rehabilitation.
The medical procedure is designed to aid recovery from nervous system injury or disorders of the nervous system.
Sanyaolu disclosed that $50,000 is needed for the procedure.
He said the veteran actor’s family did not want to go public with his need for financial assistance “because we believed he was responding to treatment”.
He said that Olaotan’s camp “attempted involving the government but as usual a lot of bottlenecks made it cumbersome”.
A GoFundMe account which has been created to pool funds for the actor has so far generated over $6,238.
Olaotan started acting in 1959 when he represented his school in a stage play, Gods Are Not To Blame.
The actor studied drama at the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University and Rockets University in the United States.
He is most famous for his role as Fred Ade-Williams, the lead character in television drama, Tinsel.