Popular Nollywood actor Hanks Anuku has denied reports that he tested positive for HIV, and that he intentionally infected his wife with the deadly virus.
Legit.ng can authoritatively confirm that the actor is in fine health, and there is "no iota of truth" in the story which was reported on various media sites across Nigeria last weekend.
In a phone chat with the celebrity, the actor expressed his displeasure over the bad light in which the news has cast him and his immediate family members, most especially his wife and children.
Bearing his mind, the actor said:
The obviously sad actor is really devastated about the story that he slept with over 80 women in 2011 and later deliberately passed the deadly disease HIV to his beloved wife.
He also wondered why anyone would sit down to cook up such a terrible story when he has not offended anyone.
A close friend of the actor, who spoke with Legit.ng, said that the purported news that circulated about his actor friend is in such a bad taste!
Recall that the Nollywood actor, who is now a born again Christian, was said to have revealed how he enjoyed life back in Zambia. He was supposedly quoted to have said:
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“Life in Zambia was heaven on earth because we could enjoy life, moving in all places but I was missing my family. During that time I had quite a number of sexual activities and I slept with different women. When I came back home I never took care of the family. I started drinking life a fish and became an irresponsible husband leaving the entire burden to my wife,” he said.
“I got tested while I was in Zambia after one of my girlfriends advised me about her pregnancy. She had gone for pregnancy tests and during that time she was tested for HIV and the results was shocking, she was positive. She forced me to get tested but I could not come to terms with the results. After I got tested I came back to Zimbabwe and I kept quiet about the issue. I never told my wife about the issue. I infected her but I regret. I later on received some counseling and it went well,” he explained.
“During my peak of popularity I had sex with approximately 80 women, within Harare and Zambia. In 2002 it was so amazing to be on TV. I abused the fame. To make matters worse I lacked counseling and I failed to handle it properly, leaving me in this mud. I am now a born again Christian with UFIC under the guidance of Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa,” the former story had claimed.
In a recent interview the actor revealed that he left Nigeria for Ghana in order to be close to God.