“Twitter NG is a murder zone” | Social media reacts to death of alleged rapist, Michael Asiwaju
Following reports that Michael Asiwaju, owner of Asiwaju Royal Furniture, died after committing suicide in a hotel located on 4th Avenue, Festac Town, social media has blown up.
There has been an avalanche of reactions ranging from regret to pity, caution, disbelief and for some, blatant dispassion, at the news of Michael Asiwaju’s death. We reported earlier that the deceased ended his own life by drinking an insecticide called ‘Sniper’ and was found lifeless by hotel staff on Monday.
Recall that Michael Asiwaju was accused of rape by a number of women on Twitter and he had reacted by posting revenge porn.
At the time, Michael Asiwaju also declared that he was going to end his life but was not taken seriously as a result of the number of rape allegations that unraveled from several victims
See some of the reactions to Michael Asiwaju’s death:
Asiwaju's suicide isn't proof that he's innocent, you people should let your heads be correct this morning.
— Bloom (@LadyDreyx) January 19, 2019
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
Call me heartless or whatever but if that asiwaju fellow is truly dead.
I couldnt possibly care less. Twitter did not kill him. His actions led him to his own death
If i see any fake deep on my TL I'll block u.. hypocrites oshi
— Lone Wolf🐺 (@Diosa_Fhunom) January 19, 2019
Asiwaju is dead.
This is going to be a long day on twitter. I hope all the victims remain strong because the case against him still goes on, Dead or Not, and people might want to use his death as vindication from all his crimes.
I BELIEVE YOU.
— Bosè Lady (@Efeminin_) January 19, 2019
Asiwaju is dead. At least according to Punch newspapers.
I personally thought it was another publicity stunt.
But before we all go into faux sympathy and fake caring mode, let’s remember we were the same people who asked him to drop his iPhone charger and kill himself after.
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 🥳🏁 (@DrOlufunmilayo) 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
Until I see Asiwaju's corpse I'm not believing the news of his death.
— Zahra Buhari-Jubril ❁ (@Zahra_Buhari) January 19, 2019
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
— Boyka (@santiago_teejay) January 19, 2019
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Some people still want to see Asiwaju's corpse before they believe that he's dead!
Twitter NG 🥵🥵🥵
— Daddy AZMA (@MisterRedefined) January 19, 2019