A young Nigerian named Izu Madubueze (@Legend_Izu on Twitter) has allegedly committed suicide after being falsely accused of rape by a Twitter influencer identified as Nanichi Anese.
According to reports, Nani had compiled of a list of those she claimed are sex offenders, including Izu’s name, and posted it on Twitter.
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 tried many times to get her remove his name from the list because he was innocent, but Nani who was not cooperative, blocked him instead.
The young man 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.
Izu couldn’t handle backlash from the false rape accusation. He eventually committed suicide and Nani has deactivated her account after Izu’s suicide was made public.
His last tweet was on Friday, July 17, 2020, and it reads: “Oh and if you’re reading this, I’m dead lol.”
Older chats from Izu’s phone allegedly shows that Nani had asked him out before but he declined, meaning that Nani accused Izu of rape simply because he rejected her advances to initiate a relationship.
#JusticeForIzu is currently trending on Twitter as Nigerians are demanding Justice for Izu.
Please can we all spare a little bit of our time and talk about Izu that committed suicide because he was falsely accused of Rape by a lady he turned down🥺😭 #JusticeForIzu
— H.A.I.S.H.A.H🧜♀️🍭 (@EWAWUNMIII) July 20, 2020
Izu May be dead, but the burden of proof is still on the accuser. I hope she steps out now to explain how he supposedly raped her. #JusticeforIZU pic.twitter.com/6AIVntbFaf
— ROUVAFE ✈️⛵️🏖🏔 (@IamRouvafe) July 20, 2020
Izu was a guy with a bright future!
Izu turned down a lady’s advances and was falsely accused of sexual assault.
Izu brought out the facts & was dragged
Izu was an innocent person that couldn’t handle the onslaught, which made him take his own life.#JusticeforIZU
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnifee) July 20, 2020
Most Nigerian women are oppprtunists, give them small platform to do the right thing and watch them abuse and take advantage of it to push their evil agenda, Nani has bloods in her hands, she should be used as sacrificial lamb for the rest of her likes out there #JusticeforIZU
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@Tee_Classiquem1) July 20, 2020
In our bid to stand against rape, we have empowered lunatics on Twitter. They know that mentioning any man's name alongside RAPE is enough to destroy him and they're capitalizing.
They have driven a young man to his death for "nonphysical sexual assault." #JusticeforIZU pic.twitter.com/CPqTsqCwxL
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) July 20, 2020
Every false rape accuser must face the same penalty as an actual rapist! Rape accusation has now become a weapon in the hands of toxic people just to get back at someone. If a rapist gets a death penalty, a false accuser gets the same. Balance it up! #JusticeforIZU
— DREYLO▫️ (@RealDreylo) July 20, 2020
Everyday, we fight for justice for rape victims. But how do real victims get heard when girls do shit like this?! We stand against rapist as much as we stand against false rape accusations. #JusticeforIZU and she better get all the punishments to the fullest https://t.co/1zkLitO8Un
— Jellybum (JB of Lagos) (@oluwapelumi_ii) July 19, 2020
This Female falsely accused a Young man of rape nd added him to a fairytale list of rapist+made it trend,Izu posted proof of innocence nd ended his life
She is part of individuals with innate mental illness(Learned Illiterate),they use queens english to spew Thrash #JusticeForIzu pic.twitter.com/SNadsM7pqY
— 🌾C👑 Z🌱A🎣R🦐 (@hail_J_CZar) July 19, 2020
His name is Izu.
He committed suicide.
He was falsely accused of rape.
He tried to clear his name.
His name is Izu.#JusticeforIZU pic.twitter.com/OV1UICamou
— anita_vams (@a__vanita) July 19, 2020
The story behind #JusticeforIZU Is a sad one and still hammers what I've been saying. It's important to listen to both sides of a story. An allegation aint enough proof. Of course some ladies don't agree with me but it's true. False rape allegations are real and a crime. #ysmang pic.twitter.com/qyhEdyjIRH
— «•ATINUKE 👑•» (@LadyGrasha) July 19, 2020
He raped me = 10k likes, 5k rt and 3k sympathising comments.
I didn't rape her these are the evidence = 300 likes, 50 rts and comments like You are a liar and so on.
If you've ever falsely accused someone on this app for rape E no go better for your generatio.#justiceforizu
— Baby boy 👼 (@Iam_ChisomLucky) July 19, 2020
Teach women to stop weaponising rape.
Teach women that It's ok to be rejected by men.
Teach women to respect the choices of men when it comes to who they date.
It's almost impossible to fight accusations once they've been made, and today we saw its dark side. #JusticeForIzu
— Harri Obi ™ (@Harri_Obi) July 19, 2020