A young Nigerian has allegedly committed suicide after being accused of rape by a Twitter influencer who refused to provide further details. #JusticeForIzu is currently trending on the microblogging app after a user named Legend Izu Madubueze took his life when a Twitter influencer named Nanichi Anese included his name in a published list of men accused of rape.
Although women are regular victims of rape and sexual harassment, there is ample argument about false accusations that put men in life-threatening situations.
It was revealed that Izu reached out to Nani and asked to know who he raped but she didn’t have a good answer, instead, she claimed the accuser wanted to remain anonymous. She later said the alleged victim said it was a “non-physical sexual assault”.
Izu allegedly kept trying to clear his name but Nani was not cooperative.
Izu later left a note apologizing though he stated that he doesn’t know what he did or who he hurt that led to him being accused.
His last tweet was on Friday, July 17, and it reads:
“Oh and if you’re reading this, I’m dead lol.”
He eventually committed suicide and Nani has deactivated her account after Izu’s suicide was made public. Older chats from Izu’s phone allegedly show that Nani had asked him out before but he declined.
At the moment, Nigerians are demanding Justice for Izu.
See the tweets below.