After her anti-Queen Elizabeth tweet professor Uju Anya says “I Don’t Feel Safe Anymore”
An American professor of Nigerian descent named Uju Anya claims that her life has been in danger since since she tweeted about the late Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
On Sunday afternoon, Anya, a professor of second language acquisition at the department of modern languages at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, spoke exclusively to The PUNCH.
Anya told The PUNCH that her account had also been “logged off” for the same reason after the message was later deleted from Twitter for violating their “rules”
The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, was accused by the woman of inciting the public against her and putting her in danger.
Anya’s tweet was cited by Bezos, who is rumored to be a generous donor to the institution where she teaches, who quipped, “This is someone purportedly striving to make the world better? In my opinion, no. Wow.”
“May everyone you and your brutal greed have affected in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers,” Anya had responded to Bezos.
In an interview with our correspondent on Sunday, Anya noted that some persons were impersonating her and had linked her to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, which, according to her, is false.
I feel like my life is in danger,” she stated. Because of the lies being spread about me, I no longer feel safe. Four years ago, I stopped using Facebook. I’m not a member of Facebook. People are putting out fake statements, saying I am a member and financier of IPOB or Independent Biafra or any political candidate like that, and they are using a fake Facebook account that bears my name. It is a lie. There is nothing like that.
“Some online blogs have been peddling fake rumours about me. I have not issued any statement since Thursday. The PUNCH is the first and (will be) the only Nigerian medium I have spoken to.
“It is urgent that the world knows that these people are trying to put me in harm’s way. Nothing that anybody sees with my name on Facebook is true. I am not a member of IPOB.
“They are using me for political movements and messages that I do not align with, and they are seriously damaging me and my safety.
“This is going to be a huge problem for me. What if the Nigerian government considers me a terrorist and wants to arrest me? They are putting my life in danger.”