A video has also emerged of the young man named Izuchukwu Madubueze reading his suicide note before shooting himself dead after the accusation.
The Nigerian entrepreneur, shot himself dead in Florida over an allegation of sexual assault, US police has revealed.
Travis Sibley, spokesman for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office, confirmed the development while speaking on the circumstances surrounding Izu’s death.
“Izuchukwu Madubueze was the victim of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 16, 2020. The case is open and active and no further information will be provided at this time,” he said.
In June, a Twitter user (@nanichianese) had published names of men whom she claimed were sexual abusers. She also claimed she was asked to compile the list for “safety purpose. I have heard some folks ask for a compounded list of abusers to avoid for safety purposes. I will add to this thread as I find out more names,” she wrote.
Izu, who was said to have been on the list, had reached out to the lady to find out whom his accuser was so he could clear his name.
The curator of the list was, however, said to have refused to disclose the victim’s identity, claiming the victim would prefer to remain anonymous. After further prodding, she disclosed the harassment was not physical, but she won’t be revealing any further details.
Izu then penned a note asking her to extend his sincere apology to the victim for any form of harassment he could have put her through “though he was still shocked at the accusation.”
Izu would later take his life. His last tweet on July 17, read: “Oh and if you’re reading this, I’m dead lol.”
The curator of the said list has since deactivated her account amid reports that she had made advances at Izu in the past but was rejected.
Before taking his life, Izu recorded himself reading his suicide note. The video has now been shared online.
Izu can be heard saying : “I feel like it’ll be awesome to say some last words before I leave,” Izu began in the video.
He added: “In the last couple of weeks, I have seen the tweets. I have heard from several people, I’ve also seen some people who I expected a lot more from subtweeting me and I wasn’t ever given a fair chance to clear my name or explain my side of the story or verify whether any of the allegations against me were true or not.
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