The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, United States, has said a Nigerian entrepreneur, Izuchukwu Madubueze (aka Izu), shot himself dead.
This was in a suspected case of suicide over an allegation of sexual assault.
A Twitter influencer and seIf-acclaimed female rights activist, Nanichi Anese, had on June 29, 2020, tagged the 23-year-old as a sexual offender.
The creative designer was said to have been bombarded by calls from his friends, who queried him about the allegation.
Izu then contacted Anese, whom he claimed to be a friend, to get the details of his accusers.
However, she said she had sworn to protect the ladies. This is just as she also claimed that the women declined his request to speak to them.
Izu Madubueze, in a series of tweets, expressed frustration over the matter, insisting he had never abused any lady in his life.
“I am still pretty clueless as to who this is. So, if you feel comfortable enough, please feel free to reach out to me.
“This will enable me understand wherever I went wrong and make amends and do better overall,” he tweeted.
The Anambra State indigene later tweeted through Crowdfire app on July 17 that he had killed himself.
Crowdfire app allows users to schedule their posts.
A Tampa Police Department officer, who did not identify himself, however, said there was a case of “shooting”.
He, however said it was been handled by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
He noted that the incident happened outside the main city.
The Public Information Office of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, responded to an email inquiry.
The Sheriff’s Office said Izuchukwu Madubueze shot himself on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
“Izuchukwu Madubueze was the victim of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Jul: 16 2020. The case is open and active and no further information will be provided at this time.” The Deputy Travis Sibley, a spokesman for the office said.
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