Nollywood Actor, Hanks Anuku who took the Nollywood by storm for his roles in movies both in Nigeria and beyond have denied contracting the deadly HIV disease as reported on some websites in the past few weeks.
Stories about the Actor’s HIV status has been reported on traditional news websites in Ghana and Nigeria and has also gained social media presence recently.
The stories were that the Actor had admitted infecting his wife with the disease and also deliberately infected about 80 women in Zambia where he had visited.
His status is said to have been known after a test was conducted on him and his pregnant victim who tested positive. Anuku, who has been residing mostly in Ghana since 2010, was also reported to have infected some Ghanaian ladies.
But in an interview with TV3’s Nana Aba Anamoah on New Day, the Actor known for his gangster and action roles in movies stated emphatically that he was not HIV positive.
When the Host pushed further, the Actor said He also exclusively told the host, that, he has even never visited Zambia or Liberia as reported and was ready to be tested live on Television if she wanted.
“I have never been to Zambia or Liberia. I have only been to Sierra Leone to visit Tijan Kabar when he was President.” he said.
The actor who is staunch Roman Catholic who also worships occasionally at T.B Joshua’s church said that, even the blood of Jesus wouldn’t allow such ailment in his body.
“Oh God have mercy. It’s false. I woke up one morning and my phone rang in such an unusual form and when I answered I was told about this story. But I told the caller that he was person calling a wrong number. But after a while more calls kept coming in so I prayed to God and asked him to forgive not just me but everyone who’s spreading such rumor. I thought it was a joke but after a while, it was running like wildfire in my country Nigeria” he said.
When asked about his wife’s reaction to the whole rumor, he said,
“Initially I thought it was going to tear me apart especially when my family started getting worried about it. My “wifey” called me and said Honey, don’t mind them! We’ve spoken about it and that’s the way it is. She’s a very calm person, and I’m so proud because we understand each other. We know the story is false, and she’s taking it so lightly but it hurts. I’ve never had any such sexual escapades in my life; I don’t even hang out with women like that. People that know me will attest to the fact that I have principles and I have self-control when it comes to women. So, I don’t have HIV or any infection of any kind.”
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