A video has surfaced online, showing 23-year-old Izuchukwu Madubueze reading his suicide note before shooting himself dead after he was accused of sexually harassing a woman and dragged on Twitter. The Nigerian entrepreneur, Izuchukwu Madubueze committed suicide in the US on Thursday, July 16, after a Twitter user accused him of harassing a woman .
“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.
“To my family, first of all, I apologize for bringing disgrace to your name. I love you all unconditionally from the bottom of my heart.”
“To my mum, I pray you stay strong, ” he said with a shaky voice.
“To my dad, you always said God will never give me a load that’s too heavy to carry but last two years have been the heaviest moments of my life… actually last three years have been the heaviest moments of my life.
“To my little bro, Ekene, I love you man. I wish we hadn’t grown super distant.
“To my sister, I love you so much sis. You have great things in store for you. You’re gonna be a very very great person.”
“To Ify and Duby I wronged and who I… who said I groped them, which hurts a lot.
“To girls who posted the list, thank you for posting the list.” “I mean, like I told you Nani, I can’t shoot the messenger. but your attitude not to work towards clearing up accusations was piss-poor. You denied me the opportunity to clear my name and you refused to tell me what exactly I did that was harassment, even after I provided proof that I didn’t harass this person….”
After recording the suicide note, Izu also scheduled a short note that was posted on Twitter on July 17, one day after his death.
The tweet reads: “Oh, and if you’re reading this, I’m dead. Lol.”
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