When something happens that you did not expect, that’s surprising isn’t? But when something happens that you already know would happen, that’s hardly a surprise. Now, here is where the case of the Nollywood actor Hanks Anuku comes in. The Nigerian actor known for his criminal roles in movies, revealed how he had tested positive to HIV and intentionally infected his wife with the life-threatening disease.
Based on Pulse report, the actor, now a born-again Christian, who lives in Ghana, shared in an interview how he explored Zambia for six consecutive months in April 2011 without his wife and two kids, to feature in plays creating awareness about HIV and AIDS.
While in Zambia, he had a pleasant time sleeping with over 80 women but did not bat an eye infecting his faithful wife.
According to him, “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 like a fish and became an irresponsible husband leaving the entire burden to my wife,” he said.
The well-experienced actor also revealed that while knowing he could be HIV positive, he infected his wife .
“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 horrific, 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.
Further on, “During my peak of popularity I had sex with approximately 80 women, within Harare and Zambia. In 2002, it was so wonderful 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.” he said. He also revealed that he left Nigeria for Ghana just to be closer to God.
Well, let’s hope that the infected wife was equally able to find God and forgive her husband for this terrible thing he has done to her.
But the big question remains ‘why would a fully grown man, who married a woman he claimed to love, deliberately infect her with a disease that has no cure knowing fully what he is doing and bearing in mind the fact that his wife was not unfaithful to him? If you ask me, I would say that is the height of wickedness but then, who am I to judge, God is all merciful right?