THE DAY I DODGED A BULLET

THE DAY I DODGED A BULLET

I dodged a bullet. That is the one line that aptly describes this kito story of mine. Was it even potentially a kito story? I don’t know. You decide.

The only regret I have is that I wasn’t fortunate enough to get information required to expose the man who tried to use me.

I met him via manjam. It’d been a long time I visited the hookup site, but I had my pin as my header, and so he sent me a request. I believed him when he said he had gotten to me from manjam because I don’t really do BBM much, and so my pin isn’t that attainable by everyone.

He said his name was Chucks. He said he was from Imo State. He said he worked as a member of a board for an organization in Lekki, Lagos. His pictures showed him to be tall and dark.

We chatted and steadily got more and more acquainted for about three months. And then he invited me over to Lagos. I told him I was busy in school and I didn’t see myself coming to Lagos from Benin in a 4 to 5 hour journey. He offered to pay for a flight. I acceded and he sent me thirty five thousand naira for my flight ticket. I made the decision to honour his invitation after my exams. When the time came around, I couldn’t take the flight because of some issues I had with booking.

I got to Lagos two days before the date we had scheduled to meet. I went to my brother’s house on the mainland. While I was there, I informed a friend of mine who stays in Lekki of my arrival. He promised we’d get to see and hang out.

On the day of the meet, I left the mainland around 2pm and eventually got to Lekki around 5pm. Chucks sent someone to pick me from the toll gate and soon, we got to his workplace. This was where I made my first mistake, when I didn’t take note of the name of the company. I was led past the boardroom to the place where I’d have to wait, and on my way past the glass-walled room, I spotted Chucks in there with about six other men having a meeting.

I waited for him till past 7pm, when he eventually came out to meet me with some apologies for the wait. We left the workplace immediately. In the car, I asked him where are we going to, and he said his lodge.

We got to the lodge. It is this big building close to the Law School. He got us a room and we chatted a bit while I made myself at home, you know, plugging my phone to charge and generally getting a feel for the room. Then he said he wanted to go home to tell his family that he wasn’t coming home that night. Apparently, he was married, and had neglected to tell me this in the three months we’d been chatting.

He left and once again, I was left on my own, waiting for him. Almost an hour passed and he wasn’t back. Wanting company, I pinged my friend, the one who stays in Lekki, and told him what was up. He said he’d come over at once. He also told me he’d be coming along with a friend of his who is both gay and MOPOL. I didn’t mind.

When they arrived, I went out to the bar to meet them. We ordered drinks and began gisting. We were chatting and drinking when six men walked into the bar. I instantly recognized them as the men I’d seen in the meeting with Chucks when I was at his workplace. They went to the bartender and from our table, we could hear them enquiring from the guy about trying to locate someone in a room who wasn’t there.

We, my company and I, were instantly alert to the oddity of what was happening. I mean, why would these men be looking for someone in my room who wasn’t there? Clearly, that someone was me. My friend pulled off his cap and handed it to me to put on, just in case the men were from Chucks, and Chucks had shown them my picture to locate me at a glance.

The bartender of course couldn’t help them. And so, they drifted away from the counter and began making calls. My friends and I got up from our table and while I hurried out of the bar with the MOPOL guy, my friend stayed back to pay for our drinks. I was with the MOPOL guy in the car they came to the lodge with, when we spotted Chucks return to the lodge. From my hiding place in the car, I could see him agitated and pacing in and out, his countenance that of someone clearly looking for something…or someone.

My friend later exited the building and we drove off. During the drive, the MOPOL guy told us that he’d recognized one of the six men who’d come into the bar as someone who usually drove past his bus stop. He said that whenever the man gets to the bus stop, there was a mentally deranged young man, whose haunt is the bus stop, who’d attack him. The story was chilling.

Soon, we got to my friend’s place, and that was when Chucks’ call came through on my second phone. In my haste to escape detection, I’d left my android phone and bag in my room at the lodge. When I answered the call, he began fuming, demanding to know where I was. I was equally infuriated and spat some insults at him, demanding to know why he hadn’t told me he was married and why he brought his friends over to look for me. He replied that he’d asked them to keep me company while he was away.

Yea, right! I wasn’t having that and I let him know exactly that. My harsh retort angered him and he retorted furiously that I was lucky. That he’d intended to render me useless like the others he’d dealt with. He said that by now, I would’ve been on the streets picking paper. And then he hung up.

His response had me rattled, in shock long after he disconnected. This all happened very recently, and I’m still reeling, still traumatized. But I realized my story had to be heard since apparently, this is the M.O. of this group of men. There are so many more details I could have sent to further expose them, but all I have on him were in the android phone I left at the lodge.

That notwithstanding, it’s imperative to know that these hookups with men, where the danger doesn’t lie in your humiliation and extortion but also in your use for diabolical purposes, cannot be overemphasized. Be warned. Be careful. Be wise. And may the odds forever be in our favour.

Written by MaxiMore

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  1. Lemuel
    August 25, 05:37 Reply

    Wonders will never cease. So this ritual thing is exist? It’s not even Christmas yet. Hmmmm.

  2. Kenny
    August 25, 06:11 Reply

    You could have gone back for your things at the lodge now, with your friend and his police friend. Men like this need to be really exposed

    • ambivalentone
      August 25, 06:33 Reply

      Sah??? You think the MOPOL guy’d av been enough protection? I hear ‘touch and follow’ knows no rank sah. Better to err on the side of caution.

      That said, sending me my flight ticket would definitely have sent me to a career as a street cleaner in a bid to keep my end of the bargain. Imagine then using my own money to transport myself…double tragedy. Make God dey help person sha

  3. Mandy
    August 25, 06:29 Reply

    The mere fact that he sent such an amount of money for your flight, without first even meeting you, shows how invested he and his friends were in using you. *shudder* Jeez! And we’re not in ember months yet.

  4. Queen Blue Fox
    August 25, 07:13 Reply

    ok this is just scary.
    Chukwu Nna ekwekwala, and this happened very close to me?

  5. miztadiol
    August 25, 07:23 Reply

    This is just scary, wawuu! If ember month na reach nko? *wondering*

  6. KingBey
    August 25, 07:43 Reply

    The desperation in my dear country. Just about everything can get you easily killed. 🙁

    • Pink Panther
      August 25, 07:46 Reply

      That should be a movie title — Everything Will Kill You In Nigeria.

  7. #TeamKizito
    August 25, 08:25 Reply

    They wanted to use you for ‘ogwu ego’ maybe,

    Chai.

  8. bruno
    August 25, 08:32 Reply

    so he was going to use “diabolical means” to make you insane? erm… thats not how mental illness works.

    i like how you people are eating this up and then get mad when they say your homosexuality is caused by demons.

    on another note, you should also not be travelling accross the country to meet up with strangers. for your own safety.

    • B For Boy
      August 25, 08:37 Reply

      in an attempt to sound like a smart atheist u end up sounding clueless
      some of you just meddle up things
      because ure gay there’s no God spirit or charm?
      and u can’t even proof there’s no God
      until something goes wrong before una head correct
      if ure deaf are u blind too?
      even white men believe in magic and sorcery

      • Truth
        August 25, 09:16 Reply

        with that kind of grammar , it comes as no surprise that you’d believe in anything.

    • ambivalentone
      August 25, 11:03 Reply

      My dear, for all my skepticism about the current brand of religion my people practise, eni ti Shango ti oju e wole o le lailai ni ‘oba ko so’

        • IBK
          August 25, 12:29 Reply

          When all of una are speaking igbo no
          Ambi don’t translate anytin ooo

          • Truth
            August 25, 12:31 Reply

            The Bible said you shouldn’t repay evil with evil @IBK.

          • Mitch
            August 25, 14:11 Reply

            Eez dah ow you wanna be doing now, eh IBK? Eez nor fair oh

        • ambivalentone
          August 25, 14:28 Reply

          You know, rather than repeat the proverb as u ‘think’ it is, you could have saved urself n everyone a headache and translated it.

  9. Wayne
    August 25, 08:35 Reply

    Amen to ur prayer bro. God help us all.
    Thank God nothing happened to u. Anyone cld have made that trip, they guy was good at trying to prove genuine.

  10. Chuck
    August 25, 08:46 Reply

    The day you avoided facing the consequences of your actions.

  11. Khaleesi
    August 25, 08:54 Reply

    ****jaw drops open**** this is scarier than the scariest!!! I don’t know what to say ..

  12. Osas
    August 25, 09:15 Reply

    Manjam! Are we even safe, these set up and ritualist are just upping their game everyday, imagine the 35k for flight, many of us would have fallen for such, but it is sad, very sad to find out that these guys are gay or bi, when we should be fighting out common course, some of us are taken advantage of the homophobic nature of the country. It gets more worse that even in the Benin where I reside I am scared of meeting people because of the kito stories that abound in abundance in Benin. I am at the verge of giving up on the fact that things will get better for us in this country. This is another lesson for us all!

  13. Truth
    August 25, 09:32 Reply

    I’m sure there’s a perfect explanation for this that doesn’t involve believing voodoo and shit.
    He brought you to a place he’s probably well known, so he had to threaten you with something he knew you’d be scared of(as a typical Nigerian), something that’ll make you never to want to find him or contact him again.

    The part where he sent you money is what is clouding your judgement; I would spend more money if I wanted to lure someone to my vicinity and punish them.

    Self loathing can manifest in so many ways, it can make you spend your time and money hunting people like you; it can make one think that if they punish as many as possible, it’ll help reduce the internal guilt they feel. It’s the same narrative if you apply it in other areas for example alot of people who were once poor end up hating poor people and poverty in general, they try as much as possible to avoid them.
    But then again, people’s brain stop working when ritual killing and voodoo magic are mentioned, which further clarifies my stand that our country is not going to be developed anytime soon. Maybe in the yr 4016, because people here will need at least 2000yrs to let go of their fetishism.

    I was once branded a “star taker ” because someone found out I was gay; he told other people who started avoiding me because if I get too close to them, I’d steal their destiny with my gayism.

    • FOOFOO
      August 25, 10:23 Reply

      Also! Also! In this Buhari Government, someone will drop 35k to fly in an ass from Benin just for kito levels? What happened to paying 200 naira transport fare from someone in the same vicinity. He was probably looking for someone who will disappear, without his whereabouts being found in time… Meanwhile Pink Panther, has your friend Iduke been found? He’s been missing for over a year now…?

      • Pink Panther
        August 25, 11:28 Reply

        He’s still missing, Foofoo. As it is now, the general belief is that he’s dead.…?

    • posh666
      August 25, 11:05 Reply

      Madam truth you seem to have it all figured out.When will kdians stop with all this I too know and notice me behaviour?some one narrated his story exactly how it happened,what terrified him,and an experience he decided to share with others in order for us to be more careful…Cos in the end this could have happened to anybody in here…

      In ur attempt to sound smart you made urself look really stupid!It’s people like you who deserve to be kitoed like once or twice in order for you to get off ur high horse aND stop acting like u are invisible and nothing like this could happen to you.

      At the end of the day this is Nigeria,kito happens,ritual killings happen,harvest and sale of human part happens if u are foolish and choose to pretend these things don’t happen do it quietly without trying to discredit his story or try to dissect and analyze every line he wrote…Just get the gist of the matter which is to be careful and move on!

      He could have been killed,actually used for rituals or whatever why not just tnk God for him? Then dwell in ur ignorance aND arrogance in the privacy of ur crappy room

      • Truth
        August 25, 12:08 Reply

        @Posh, it’s quite ironic that your grammar does not live up to your moniker, but keep trying though, one day you’ll get there, even agberos make it sometimes. #FakeItTillYouMakeIt.

        • Mandy
          August 25, 12:16 Reply

          Ah, there it is. The glimmer of Max himself. lol. I like your restraint though. Very admirable.

    • Pink Panther
      August 25, 11:25 Reply

      @Truth, the person peddling this ridiculous rumour about you stealing people’s destinies, is he gay too? Please don’t say yes. please don’t say yes.
      Because then, it’d make a modicum of sense that he’d believe this claptrap.

    • Tiercel de Claron
      August 25, 12:40 Reply

      When you come up with that ‘perfect explanation’,do let us know.

      OAN,that your internal loathing stuff….there’s hope for you yet,seeing as you’ve been able to have yourself diagnosed.Just one or two steps left

    • B For Boy
      August 25, 12:48 Reply

      someone once said kids read this blog and you guys are misleading them…I concur
      did you read that part he said they where board members of a big company?
      why would anyone in that position want to punish an undergraduate by making 6 of his colleagues fuck him just for the fun of it
      it’s buhari regime. salaries and allowances haven’t been slashed. people still go to club every other day and summer was lit
      talking about grammar…with all your English ….who u epp
      get d message and move on
      it’s not compulsory you believe, just don’t confuse others

  14. Sucrescalada
    August 25, 10:00 Reply

    This is scary as fuck!!! Dude go say a pray .. Tanks giving sef! Meanwhile heres one thing! If he did a transfer of money to you… Den u can trace him… Such people needs to be exposed… If u have a banker friend … It won’t be hard at all… We all need to be careful!

  15. Canis VY Majoris
    August 25, 10:07 Reply

    LoL seems to me you dodged more than just a bullet…most likely a gang rape and that is several bullets *pun intended*.

  16. FOOFOO
    August 25, 10:10 Reply

    Lord! Dude, you only succeeded in making people more scared, notwithstanding the little info that comes with your story… Please and please. You can still give details of the mofo if you wanted. Name the exact place in Lekki the company is located, name the name of the lodge (you can find this out if you wanted), what is his username on manjam, when he sent you the money what name reflected in the bank transaction (that one is for sure)… Biko, give details, not imaginary something ojare… If not I still take this one as akuko ifo

    PS: I’m not trying to discredit your story, just asking so as to help keep our family safe and warned.

    • Jide.
      August 25, 10:18 Reply

      My thoughts exactly. If you knew him for over 3 months; didn’t you check him out on Facebook and stuff?

  17. michael
    August 25, 10:41 Reply

    And after reading this, sombori will coman tell me to goan hook up… No no no… I’d rather stayed glued to my right hand.

      • michael
        August 25, 21:12 Reply

        I don’t know how to dodge bullets abeg. I’d rather not go where the bullets are being fired. The last time I was in such situation, I got hit.

  18. YOU-KNOW-WHO
    August 25, 10:42 Reply

    Chilling!
    However, i still don’t understand people who travel to meet potential shags. Old men for that matter, this is why i stick with young adults. ill rather be kitoed than be used for rituals. Many young gay guys are dying by the minute in Nigeria, all because of greed and ignorance. BE WARNED!

    Most of the gay guys in our country have turned this into a business and here by have become very vulnerable to stuffs like this.

    If you ask me, if You will bill, charge a stranger just to come see them or have sex with them then you very much deserve to be used for rituals. I’m sorry but its the truth.

    • Jide.
      August 25, 11:44 Reply

      Same way you tried to use that guy that stole your play station and laptop (from your kito story) for ritual, when you took his case to the babalawo, right?

      • YOU-KNOW-WHO
        August 25, 22:31 Reply

        You lost me there for a minute.. you must mistake me for someone else. @Ji(o)de

    • B For Boy
      August 25, 12:55 Reply

      because he gave him money for flight ticket makes him greedy
      because they didn’t hook up in an uncompleted building
      what gives you the impression the guy is old considering he didn’t reveal he was married
      and the dude had a relative in lagos he visited prior the incident
      not like he traveled solely for the hook up

  19. Mitch
    August 25, 12:10 Reply

    Hmmmm! Rituals – scary concept. Lucky you escaped Maximore, and please be more careful

    • Mandy
      August 25, 12:18 Reply

      Anything short of being celibate and a wanker is now potentially a kito situation in Nigeria. Hmmm.

      • Mitch
        August 25, 14:10 Reply

        As in eh! Some of us have given up hopes of ever dating anybody because you know not who is who

  20. kingdom
    August 25, 15:26 Reply

    Jesu! This is really scary. This sent chills down my spine. Seriously. *clutches at my heart in fear*

  21. Dickson Clement
    August 25, 20:53 Reply

    Even if this was a hypothetical story, a make believe! There is a serious message that it bears. A message that will propel any sane person to deeper thought. It’s no news that every youth risk behavior is clad with very disheartening story, some of which when escaped, doesn’t assure future security.
    For those who doubt the existence of diabolic and supernatural manipulations, I hope you’d realize soon that it exists.

    So, let’s pick a few moral lessons from this and. Forget about the validity of the facts!

  22. Jagz
    August 26, 00:49 Reply

    Damn… That was too close for comfort. These days, I don’t do online hookups. I just go hunting mostly in gyms and trust my gaydar to point me in the right direction. Online hookups seem to be only safe when out of this freeing country. It also helps to have a fuck buddy to keep body and soul together o. Works better than jerking off.

    • Francis
      August 26, 07:25 Reply

      Online hookups seem to be only safe when out of this freeing country.

      You’d be surprised. Kito no dey respect any continent/country.

  23. ofunwa
    August 28, 15:45 Reply

    Eziokwu. Iji ya. Okwu gi kwu oto dika amu. Daalu

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