Chacha Eke’s husband Austin Faani breaks silence on marriage crisis

Movie director Austin Faani, the estranged husband of actress Chacha Eke, has broken his silence on their marriage crisis.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Austin stated that he was not a violent person and he had never raised his hand to harm any woman, including his wife.

He wrote: “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.”

For the second time in two years, Chacha announced the end of her nine-year-old marriage to Austin Faani.

The actress left a shocking message for her four million followers on Instagram in the early hours of Tuesday, June 28, where she revealed that she has been living lie.

The 34-year-old further stated that her estranged husband should be held responsible if she suddenly goes incommunicado.

In a statement titled “LEAVE NOW ALIVE OR LEAVE AS A CORPSE”, Chacha wrote: “Many have died pretending all is well whilst wishing, hoping and praying for a better tomorrow. I don’t want to “die” or go inexplicably “missing”. I sincerely and publicly apologize for living a lie these past years.

“True to random speculations, there has been trouble in my “perceived paradise”. For the 2nd time in 2years, I am here again on social media boldly declaring that I am done with my marriage.

She continued: “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 & suddenly I am incommunicado; my lawyers, the welfare department and the Nigerian police force have my testimonials in recorded video clips/statements set for public release on all social media apps and national newspapers.”

In October 2020 Chacha announced that her marriage to Austin has ended, disclosing that he assaulted her.

She, however, retracted her statement, stating that the drama that surrounded her marriage at the time was due to the bipolar disorder she was suffering from.

The mother of four later released a video stating that she was still with her husband and that she would not leave her marriage.