A young Nigerian man has committed suicide after a lady on social media falsely accused him of rape.

Nanichi Anese, an influencer, took to Twitter to accuse this gentleman called Legend Izu Madubueze of perpetrating rape on an unknown lady. Izu, who could not stand the public ridicule pleaded to be head since it was a false statement.

The girl has since deactivated her social media handles after Izu’s death went public. And it has now been revealed that she proposed to the guy in the past and he rejected his proposal.

A close source also took to social media to narrate the whole story…

A Twitter influencer, called Nani [@nanichianese, with IG, handle “Nani Punani”], woke up one morning, and decided to compile a list of “rapists.”

She included the name of a young Nigerian man called Izu [@Izu_Legend]

Izu reached out, pleading to be told who he raped, so that he could at least know who he raped, and know how to go about apologizing to make things right.

Nani refused to give out any details, claiming that the “victim” chose to be anonymous. She went on to tell him to stop making excuses, take responsibility, and do better by women.

When Izu pressed further, she told him that it wasn’t really a rape he was accused of, but “non-physical sexual assault.”

Yes, that; that was why his name was published on Twitter as a rapist- “NON PHYSICAL sexual assault,” whatever that means.

By then, it was already too late. The “rapist” tag had stuck, most especially where Nani refused to clear up his name the same way she publicly defamed it.

Dude’s phone was blowing up: people were texting him, inboxing him, calling him a rapist, and whatnot.

Unfortunately, not everyone can withstand that kind of pressure, especially when they know that they’re innocent.

Today, Izu’s body was discovered- he had killed himself, leaving behind a suicide note.

Reading his inbox chats with Nani, and seeing how he was pleading to be told what his crime was, and apologizing in the same breath to whoever it may have been he was said to have made “uncomfortable;” you can tell the kind of man Izu was.

His chat history would later show that Nani had asked him out before, and he refused to have a relationship with her.

Whether all that has anything to do with this conspiracy, and whether Nani was the supposed “anonymous victim,” or not, is something no one knows; there’s no concrete evidence to that effect.

Nani has long deactivated her account since Izu’s suicide was announced.

I want you to remember one thing:

All it took for Izu to be labeled a rapist was an influencer labeling him as one, with no backup story to support it, let alone a victim.

Let that sink in.



Julius Appiah is a Ghanaian online journalist and blogger and currently writing for Ghana's vibrant entertainment blog, I hold Diploma in Computer Network Administration and student of Multimedia Institute of Ghana.

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