His Kito Diaries pseudonym is iDuke. He always argued here in favour of gay men getting married. He is a Youth Service corper serving in Abuja/Nasarawa. He is a good friend of mine. And last year, he wrote a story which was updated on KD, titled NOT JUST ANOTHER KITO STORY. It was the narration of how he was getting along with a potential hook-up, and on the day he was going to succumb to sex with the guy, this dude, who apparently had other sisnister plans in mind, brought along two other friends of his, and the three of them raped him. (Read The Story HERE).

iDuke told me he was going to exact his revenge on his rapists. And he succeeded, with two out three of them. He was going to share the stories of his success on KD; or at least, he was trying to make up his mind to.

And then, sometime, in the first week of January, he dropped out of touch with me. His numbers stopped going through. He vanished from my BBM contact list. And my messages to his Facebook inbox remained unattended to. My alarm increased when mutual friends of ours began enquiring from me if I’d heard from him, and when friends of his began updating his Facebook Timeline with posts of supplication for his safety and salvation. Apparently, he’d been missing for several days. But there was very little to know about his disappearance; I don’t know his family, and the friends we shared didn’t know much either.

But with more days passing, and following vigorous seeking of information, more news was revealed, however scanty still. Reportedly, he attended a wedding in Agbor. And on the return trip, he informed those accompanying him that he would stop en route to see a friend. That was the last anyone heard of him.

I do not know how involved his family is. But the police is in the picture, and the search for him is based on the premise that he was kidnapped for ransom. Perhaps he was. Or perhaps he has met up with some foul play in the hands of his rapists bent on getting back at him for the misfortunes he wreaked on them. There has been so much debate going on about how much should be revealed by his LGBT friends to the investigation. Even concerning this post, for obvious reasons, I’ve been asked not to update his picture or real names.

But even with these sketchy details, I beseech anyone who may have heard of or knows something about this guy and this incident, and who knows any LGBT person in the police force, to help in this search for iDuke. You may email me with whatever information you have. The email address is pantherptb@yahoo.com. As time goes on, pending any developments, I will post more updates. And when it becomes absolutely necessary, I will reveal his identity here.

A brother is missing. Please, help us find him.

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