The Nollywood actress Chacha Eke-husband, Faani’s Austin Faani, has denied claims that he physically abused his wife.
In a post on her Instagram page on Tuesday, Chacha announced the dissolution of her nine-year marriage to Austin, saying she did not want to “die or go mysteriously missing.”
“For the second time in two years, I am here again on social media boldly declaring that I am done with my marriage,” she wrote.
“My long overdue/relentless stance on this is of course no news to Austin Faani, the doctors and my parents.
“If push comes to shove and suddenly I am incommunicado; my lawyers, the welfare department and the Nigeria Police Force have my testimonials in recorded video clips/statements set for public release on all social media apps and national newspapers.”
Many people have been misled by her message into thinking that she quit because of the violence she experienced at home.
Austin Faani, however, debunked the rumors on his Instagram page on Tuesday. He said that he had never raised his hands to hit any lady, not even my wife.
“I am not a violent person. Personally I detest violence in any form. I have never raised my hand on any woman in my life, including my wife.
“Everyone close to this case knows the absolute truth and it is not in my place to divulge it. The one person who started the talk will in due time continues to talk. Let light lead,” he wrote in the post.
The actress’ announcement of the dissolution of her marriage is not the first time. In October 2020, she first announced her separation from Austin, which at the time led many to suspect that she was experiencing physical abuse in the marriage.
But in a video, the actress refuted the domestic abuse allegation, claiming that neither her husband nor her ex-husband ever hit her or yelled at her.
As a result of her pregnancy at the time, she later disclosed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.