Twitter user offered up for £75,000 to tell his eyewitness account of Woolwich
@BOYADEE, a musician and filmmaker, revealed that he has been offered up to £75,000 to give his eyewitness account of the Woolwich attack, and apologised for ignoring reporters including Jon Snow.Yesterday, he has tweeted saying that he was ‘going to the shop for some fruit and veg’ when he saw the incident. It was a tweet from @BOYADEE’s account that first mentioned beheading, before he began describing what was taking place in strong detail.
His Twitter account rose to over 23,000 followers overnight, and today he posted explaining why he had not replied to the media.
Ohhhhh myyyy God!!!! I just see a man with hishead chopped off right in front of my eyes!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
Thanks for all the kind messages. What I saw yesterday was horrific & my subsequent tweets said it all.— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 23, 2013
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Apologies to all the news reporters i ignored (including you Jon Snow) but I really do not have anything else to say on the matter.— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 23, 2013
Since the incident occurred, I've been offered up to £75k from media outlets for my story. I've turned them all down.— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 23, 2013
He has been praised on Twitter for his stance.
This story is not about ME And doesn't need to be sensationalised anymore by me selling my story for a few bucks.— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 23, 2013