Accusation of rape without strong evidence have finally seen a young and ambitious young man and father of one into the grave. I hope it’s not all false allegatins.
Twitter NG has been all sad ever since the news of the alleged suicide by Micheal Asiwaju, who goes by the alias “Mike Cash”
As at when this post was written, it had 21k+ tweets and is the number one topic trending in the entire nation, not even the presidential debate which would be aired LIVE in the later hours of today.
It was gathered that Asiwaju injested a poisonous substance conceived to be Sniper and his lifeless body was found in his hotel room around 12am on January 13, 2019.
The CEO of Asiwaju Royal Furniture in Ojo, Lagos, Michael Asiwaju, had lodged into the hotel in the evening of the previous day.
Moments before the self-slaughter, he had disclosed his plan through his Twitter handle, @Asiwaju_limited, to end his life.
“Goodbye, I’ll die soon. (I) am gone,”
he tweeted at exactly 7.35pm on Saturday, the 12th of January.”, Asiwaju had about 24,700 followers on Twitter at the time of his death.
The post was the last of numerous messages the late Asiwaju tweeted last Saturday, between 5.52pm and 7.35pm, while reacting to the rape claims.
Just a week ago, a Twitter user, who goes by the handle @thatgoddess, had called out Asiwaju, stating that she had knowledge about how he forcefully had carnal knowledge of a woman inside his vehicle. Yet, she said strong evidences about the allegation were still shady.
This woman (real name unknown) later posted screenshot of a conversation she had with yet another woman who not only said she knows of the deceased deeds but that she was a victim of his perverted acts, one which took place around May, two years ago (2017).
In the screenshot, the woman claimed that the deceased father of one had deceived her into “chilling” in an hotel room and raped her.
Part of the woman’s side of the said is quoted verbatim:
“I don’t want anyone linking me to this. He raped me. His full name is Michael Asiwaju. He owns a furniture company. He’s also known as Mike Cash. He is mostly in Festac. He tried to lure me with money and gifts. He was asking me out and I refused. I was just fine being friends with him because he was a controlling person.
He said I’m his girlfriend and I just laughed about it cos (because) I never agreed to be his girlfriend. He always wanted me to
comesee him but I always refused. Then, he accused me of sleeping around with men. I ignored him and then he apologised. So he called me and said I should comehang out with him and his friends at the beach.
“So I thought it was okay to go see him since it was an open place and his friends were gonna (going) be there. So when it was time to leave the beach, he was supposed to drop me off at Lekki Phase I; then I’d get Uber to take me to my house. He also had to drop one of his friends at his hotel. So we were all in the car and then his friend dropped midway.
“Mike said we had to go to his friend’s hotel to wait for him. I didn’t even understand what was going on but I didn’t mind cos (because) we were not alone. His cousin was there too.”
The indicter established that when she and the deceased man got to the hotel, she hung around the lobby instead of lodging with Asiwaju.
“Mike kept telling me to go chill in the room instead of waiting at the lobby. He kept assuring me that I’d be okay. So I went to the room; (the) biggest mistake of my life. I really trusted that nigga.
“I was alone for a while, then he came in and locked the door. I started to panic. He started touching me and all that. I told him I wasn’t in the mood. So he said I was his girlfriend and he would have sex with me whether I was in the mood or not. I started to fight him and he became aggressive.” She said
But while reacting to the allegations last Saturday on his Twitter handle, @Asiwaju_limited, the late furniture expert said the women imputing him of rape were, as a matter of fact, his girlfriends who he met via social media.
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He also uploaded photos of two of the supposed girlfriends, stating that they had “fun” together sometime in 2017 at a club, where he spent N500,000 just for the night.
Asiwaju also pointed accusing fingers at his former business partner, one Miss/Mrs Blessing, saying she was the brain behind the blackmail.
“I (am) here, I’ll need to say my own side of the story. I know my former business partner sponsored this blackmail to destroy me cos (because) she’s contesting on the platform of All Progressives Congress.
“You all claimed I raped you? We met on the social media, I took you to a club, I spent N500,000 popping Champaign cos (because) of you and we had sex when am (sic) high and you call it rape? In 2017, you didn’t report to the police. In 2018, you didn’t report to the police. In 2019, you decided to blackmail me.
“This two people (sic) and Blessing should be held responsible if anything happens to me. You came to visit me cos (because) you know I have money. We went to a club; I bought drinks worth half a million naira; we had sex inside my car you claimed I raped you just to tarnish my image.
“We discussed sex before you came; all this happened in 2017. None of you reported me to the police. In 2019 cos (because I) am supporting PDP and my bestie is contesting under APC, she sponsored this thread to destroy me.”
Asiwaju later tweeted further that the saga claimed the life of his ailing mother after she read the post online, adding that the blackmail had destroyed his family.
“My mother died few minutes ago Cos she saw the post online, she just had an heart surgery… this blackmailed has destroyed FAMILY.”
He went on to say:
“This story made me lose my mum. Even when I called, I pleaded with these people to take down the post; that my mother just had (a) heart surgery. Imagine if I wanna pay back but I won’t cos I won’t be available.
He called out his former business partner again;
“Why will you destroy me when I told you my mother just had heart surgery? Now she’s gone everyone is crying Cos of your stupidity. Are u happy now? Blessing
osomare u happy now ?”
“My advice for Nigeria girls; when you meet a guy, you like him cos he is rich; you talk sex before meeting him; don’t call it rape when he sleeps with you.
“What will you gain from this blackmail? Imagine if I decided to come after you and your family? But I won’t. Now that you have blackmailed and destroyed me, wetin u gain (What did you gain)? My mother is gone cos of this; I can be gone too cos right now I’m not myself anymore.
“If you all want me to expose you, I still have your fucking nudes on my phone. Did I force you to send me nudes? Do you really wanna (want to) get exposed?”
The vexed Asiwaju afterwards posted nudes which he claimed was sent by one of his “girlfriends”. He also uploaded an 11-second video clip, showing a faceless naked woman massaging him with intent to sexually arouse him.
The deceased continued
“You sent me this and we clubbed together; got high and you called me a rapist just to tarnish my image.
“Someone DM this to me on Twitter; why do you people want us to expose ourselves? Plenty big gals (girls) on this platform send me nudes that they want me. When I sleep with them and stop talking to them, they blackmail me.
“I don’t care anymore. My mother is dead. I’ll expose all of you. Why will you destroy me when I told you my mother just had (a) heart surgery? Now she’s gone; everyone is crying cos of your stupidity. Are you happy now?
“You claimed I raped you. Bring police report. You feel blackmail will destroy me. Today might be the last time I tweet or breathe. Before you blackmail someone, think about their mental health. Are you happy now for destroying Asiwaju? Are you really happy Blessing?”
Further showing signs of being suicidal, Asiwaju, a single father, said his son would not live a regrettable life as he had made enough money for him to live on when he (Asiwaju) was no longer alive.
The tweet read:
“Nigerians are wicked , once they see a young man doing well do everything to destroy him… i’m a single father my son will not live to regret his life Cos I have made money for him.. even if I die he will live happily .
“My mother is gone. What am I doing here? Let’s get dirty on social media; stop calling me again to stop posting. Asiwaju raped you; tell Nigerians what led us to sex. Don’t sugarcoat things to spoil my image.
“I met her on Twitter. She sucked my ass; she called me the richest guy she had ever met in her life and she’s among the people blackmailing me on Twitter. Imagine if I post her real face online. Goodbye I’ll die soon. (I) am gone,” he ended the tweets at 7.35pm.
Although, some of his followers were eager to know the suicidal man’s address and how he was doing since the allegations.
However, others made fun about his predicament. One of them, a lady asked for his original iPhone charger before he would carry out his suicide plan, another guy begged for his ATM pin.
Well, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the suicide. He said two bottles of Sniper was recovered from the incident scene.
“We are investigating a possible case of suicide. We were alerted that a young man died in his hotel room and the Commissioner of Police was informed. He directed that the body should be evacuated and that a team of detectives comprising men from the forensic unit and men from the homicide section should investigate the matter.
“The body was inspected and there was no visible mark of violence on the corpse. Two bottles of Sniper, which we reasonably believed he must have drunk, was recovered from the hotel room. One of the bottles had been emptied while the other one was still unopened. The man checked into the hotel with the name, Prince Moses. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man was the owner of a business known as Asiwaju Royal Furniture.”
By – AJAYI AYODEJI