What makes this situation more interesting is the fact that the young man was accused of rape by a Twitter influencer and added to a curated list of rapists that women should stay away from.
The Twitter influencer, Nanichi Anese curated the list of alleged sex offenders and added Izu’s name to the list. The young man tried to clear his name but was denied the opportunity many times.
Screenshots from conversations between Nanichi and Izu show that Nani later told him it was “non-physical sexual assault”, telling him to do better while maintaining that the alleged victim wished to remain anonymous.
A few hours later, it was reported that Izu had died by suicide. When the news was made public, Nanichi set her page to private but eventually deactivated her account.
Twitter users are now calling for justice for Izu, with the hashtag, #JusticeforIzu trending. People are insisting that Nanichi be punished for falsely accusing Izu of rape especially as some people are claiming that Nanichi asked Izu out once and was rejected.
See some tweets below:
Cynerr walks free.
B-moore walks free.
Nani may walk free.
All 3 women have tried to ruin/ruined men by falsely accusing them of rape cos they rejected them or some other stupid reason.
We. Won't. Forget!
Like with rapists, we keep the same energy over here #JusticeforIZU
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) July 20, 2020
Just saw this izu story, buttresses my point that its too dangerous to simply say “We believe victims here”, we all need to seek evidence, no one person should have the power to destroy another by just typing an unverified story #justiceForIzu
— Emeka Ote$ (@BlaqBonez) 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