A young Nigerian man, Legend Izu Madubueze, allegedly ended his life after he was accused of rape by a Twitter influencer.
The young man’s death has made Nigerians take to Twitter to demand justice – using #JusticeForIzu which is currently trending on Twitter.
Izu committed suicide after a Twitter influencer named Nanichi Anese published his name and other names as men accused of rape.
According to reports, Izu messaged Nani, asking 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 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.”
Nani deactivated her account after the young man committed suicide.
Older chats from Izu’s phone allegedly shows that Nani had asked him out before but he declined.
See reactions from some people after Izu’s death below…