Nigerians React To Death Of Alleged Serial Rapist Asiwaju Michael
Asiwaju Michael is known to Nigerians on Twitter for the allegedly raping a girl in his car in May 2017, a claim he refuted.
However, after investigations showed that he had been accused of same and tried to bribe his way out of it, he posted nude videos of girls he claimed to have spent over 500,000 on before having sexual relations with them.
He also stated that his mother who had just come out of a heart surgery had died after seeing the tweets but sources close to him refuted this with allegations that his parents died a long time ago.
A day after tweeting that he was going to commit suicide, the Nigerian police said that he checked into a hotel in Festac and drank a bottle of Sniper, a poisonous insecticide.
Since then, Nigerians have been reacting to his death:
While some have shown sympathy:
Mehnn, this place is toxic. I was exchanging DMs with the young man called Asiwaju, asking him to seek help and not do anything silly. Well, he killed himself. They call it “bants”, but he died. Twitter justice! Rape allegations and other criminal issues should not be made here.
— Mazi Chima Amadi Ph.D (@AMADICHIMA) January 19, 2019
Don’t call people out for rape on social media we have courts for that. Get your lawyer. It’s all bants till you are the victim or someone close.
RIP Asiwaju, may God be with your child.@thatgoddess____ if you lied about that issue, earth will judge you.
— #ThatLekkiBoy #TLB (@temmyhlee) January 19, 2019
When Asiwaju said he wanted to kill himself,you didn’t show sympathy or empathy for him then.
You didn’t standout among those bullying him to provide him help or support.
Now he killed himself,you are shouting insensitive,empathy, sympathy,Twitter NG this&that
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) January 19, 2019
And there were the people that disagreed:
My own is Asiwaju is a very rich guy and he could afford lawyers, the best of them.. When unilagolodo was accused he lawyered up and cleared his name.. If Asiwaju was innocent what stopped him?
— 🇳🇬🎈 Kemi (@chrishellelaye) January 19, 2019
Wait suddenly Asiwaju is a saint because he allegedly killed himself?(I don’t even believe that), what happened to all his alleged atrocities,what happened to the rape story on premiumtimes, what happened to the revenge porn he dropped here?Okay let’s watch as the story unfolds
— YOUR FAV💞💕🍭 (@Bukunmeeeee) January 19, 2019
I’m not an insensitive man, I feel sad that Asiwaju is dead. But was this worth committing suicide over? You were accused of being a rapist, you leaked nudes as a proof that you’re not one. Now you committed suicide to prove what exactly?
Well, May his soul Rest In Peace
— AJ | Adonai Jonathan (@Mrmanhere_) January 19, 2019
Asiwaju committing suicide and same people that dragged him are now blaming Twitter NG for his death
The hypocrisy on this APP is Alarming
Let’s get it right for once and keep sentiments aside
RIP to him but does he really deserve to mourned?
— Trouble Maker 😒 (G.O) (@ObongRoviel) January 19, 2019
I didn’t really follow the Asiwaju story, but the conclusion was tragic. There’s a lot we’ll never know.
There’s no point passing judgement – either way, because we don’t have a full picture of what went on.
— Onye Nkuzi (@cchukudebelu) January 19, 2019
Pamilerin who is also a popular social media that gets dragged all the time had something to say:
Asiwaju commits suicide 😔 After all the dragging and all.. I hope some of you are happy now 👏 Don’t dish out what you can’t take . You can start dragging me now
— Omo Iya Ologi (@thepamilerin) January 19, 2019