Twitter Nigeria was sent into another early morning frenzy on Monday following a thread from Anthony Okafor @ynotes_ claiming Cynthia Ugwudike (@cynnerr) who accused him of attempting to rape her friend Anita Kalu (@_Eggovin) had admitted that she lied.
Perhaps you have been wondering why ‘Cynthia’, ‘Tega’, ‘Anita’, ‘She’s 19’ all made Twitter trends on Monday, look no further, it is over an accusation of attempted rape that has turned out to be false.
In a series of tweets on September 4 Cynthia had alleged that Anthony attempted to rape her friend Anita during a visit to his house after going out together on a date.
Anthony wasn’t going to let the allegations fly, he slammed the ladies with a lawsuit demanding an apology and asking them to cease and desist from publishing further ‘defamatory’ post against him on social media and any other platform.
He, however, shared a series of secretly recorded audio from their meeting where they hope to reach an agreement to settle out of court.
Since he shared the audio on Sunday night, the ladies have locked their Twitter accounts following the series of reactions generated by the twist to their accusation.
While a tiny minority of Twitter users are making excuses for Cynthia’s actions because of her age as she is said to be 19 years old, other social media users are calling on Anthony to proceed with the court action so as to serve as a deterrent to others who falsely accuse people of crime not committed.
One of their feminist friends, Tega, who was also said to be at the meeting has been lambasted by Twitter users for showing no remorse for the humiliation Anthony suffered when he was falsely accused by the ladies.
A Twitter user wrote:
“Do you know how many lives have been ruined because they were wrongly accused of rape? Like how do you sleep at night knowing someone is in jail because your stupid lies? If Cynthia is found guilty, she should be jailed to serve as a deterrent to others not to use Rape for clout.”
Ogbuefi Okafor tweeted:
“People are really trying to defend what Cynthia did based on her age, saying she’s 19. Just so you know,19 is an adult and can serve jail term. This and many more is the reason I love older women.”
Another Twitter user wrote:
She’s 19 ? Exactly why she should quickly go to jail, do a couple years and come out.. She can even still do 10 years and still make it in time for NYSC… Elewe-eran prison in Abeokuta preferably cos Cynthia and the Tega babes are Goats.
See some of the reactions:
Why’s the heat mostly on Cynthia? She did what she thought was right. She was acting based on the account of Anita. Why is Anita not being held to account?
This is the downside of ‘believe all women’. Where is the woman that lied?
— Faisal (@JajaPhD) October 14, 2019
I said this about Cynthia and her friend and feminists were coming at me left right center. Saying they would drag me to court for tarnishing a rape allegation. Ynotes decided to drag them first. So clown and clownery Co. Ltd how market? https://t.co/Y6rsm1Zf6p
— Fedora Anthony (@anthony_fedora) October 14, 2019
Apparently, this Tega lady does not see anything wrong in falsely accusing someone of rape.
Just a decade or two in jail will change her orientation, I’m sure of that. pic.twitter.com/oX0SRnUf4w
— Alhaji Royz🀄️ (@royzkingin) October 14, 2019
While Cynthia and Anita have locked their pages, here are some tweets from Tega.
They see nothing too bad in false rape claims.
People who have a special place in hell.
1. Rapist & Murderers
2. False Rape Accusers pic.twitter.com/rX2A2T1Fhc
— Vitamin – (@NaijaVitamin) October 14, 2019
I’m seeing people say “mind who you have sex with” “stop having sex with childish people” as if CHILDISHNESS is written with ink on someone’s forehead.
Just pray that God remove people as childish and stupid as Cynthia, Anita and tega from your path
— AJ | Adonai (@mrmanhere_) October 14, 2019
Hello Females, please have this talk with your ’baby girls’.
Lying about rape and assault for whatever reason is not a narrative we are about to start nor support.
Call your fellow ’Queens’ out on their bullshit.
Don’t be a CYNTHIA or a TEGA, Do right by our men.
— SOUTHEAST MEDIA GIRL (@jasmine_naza) October 14, 2019
I swear,what Anita, Cynthia & tega have just done will make it more difficult for genuine rape victims to be taken seriously.
— #hashtag (@hashtag2weets) October 14, 2019
Dear @ynotes_ I pray God gives you the strength but please don’t settle with either Anita Cynthia or Tega. An example needs to be made that posting fake rape stories for cheap internet clout is unacceptable. 🤝
— Deji Imole™ 🇳🇬 (@deji_imole) October 14, 2019
Cynthia, Tega and Anita have really set women back by eons.
This is literally all the ammunition rape apologists need to foot their agenda. Women who’ve actually been assaulted will suffer this for years to come. For retweets? Vengeance? It fucking evades me.
— loliaba (@TheDenisiaGrey) October 14, 2019
Rape and false accusation of rape is most likely same, you know why? Both can lead to depression and even suicide.
We have to be careful to never be in Cynthia, Ynotes, Anita, Tega and others kinda story.
Everyone’s heart isn’t same as yours, some people are destructive!
— 👑 OLUWAFIFUNMI 🎨🇳🇬 (@FifunmiRexx) October 14, 2019
So Cynthia & Tega will choose to end up in prison rather than apologize and retract the statement they made cause they afraid of Twitter backlash ! damaged someone’s life and you’re more concerned bout the insults you’ll receive @ynotes_ Drag them fam till you get your Justice
— AJ 🦅 (@r3al___AJ) October 14, 2019
When Davido said “Call Anita oh, tell am make she come dey go far away, far away Me I no dey do again…” I didn’t know what he meant till now.
Anita, Tega and Cynthia I pray you all bag jail terms so other useless girls like you guys will learn.
— M☆nkind (@tweetmankind) October 14, 2019
Regardless of your gender, you should be pissed at these whole accusations of Ynotes, Cynthia and Tega.
More false Rape accusations waters down the credibility of actual rape victims, giving actual rapists room to hide.
Then rape accusation also becomes a weapon for some.
— The Kingmaker🦉 (@SmithVinci) October 13, 2019
That Tega babe is a cold ass bitch, you fucking falsely accused someone of raping you and you are so dismissive and rude about how he felt about being tagged a rapist on the internet? No remorse whatsoever over what your false accusations have made him lose? Ahhh!!
— The Papi (@tawah89) October 13, 2019
Emmett was killed at 14..he was falsely accused.
Banks was thrown in jail at 17..he was falsely accused.
Counts spent 26 years in jail..he was falsely accused.
False rape accusations ruin lives & invalidates the experiences of real victims.
Cynthia should be in court.
— Ugwunna Ejikem (@UgwunnaEjikem) October 14, 2019