Journalism of Courage

May God forgive those saying I need medical attention — Hanks Anuku

" I have been hearing a lot of lies about me and my state of mind. If anybody wants to cast me, they should come and get me

By David Adebayo

Days after news filtered into town about the controversy trailing his mental state, actor Hanks Anuku, has dispelled the rumour, saying he is fine, fit and sound.

A video had surfaced days back showing the actor in tattered clothes wandering on the streets of Asaba, Delta capital as some of his concerned fans raised alarm over his state of health.

They also called for financial and medical assistance for him.

Actress Shan George had also countered the claim that Anuku was mentally ill, saying they were together on set a few days before the video emerged on social media platforms.

Reacting to the video and alleged mental illness being linked to him, Anuku in a video on Friday morning cautioned the purveyors of what he described as a ‘wicked information’ to desist from smearing his image.

In the one-minute video obtained by Per Seconds News, it could not be ascertained whether Anuku was truly fine as he looked quite untidy with his beards and his voice hazy.

Anuku said:” I have been hearing a lot of lies about me and my state of mind. If anybody wants to cast me, they should come and get me.

“I have been in Asaba shooting and I pray for those spreading these lies that Holy Spirit will forgive them.”

However, a lady on Instagram, who claimed to have had a nasty encounter with Anuku in Asaba when he was allegedly drunk, punctured the actor’s claim that he is well.

She said:”Anytime the actor is drunk, he misbehaves and walks aimlessly around Asaba. Everybody who lives in Asaba knows about the story of Anuku and his over drinking habit.”

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