Quincy Lodge in Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri has acquired quite the reputation as a den of kito scum. And for some time, we have been creating awareness with kito alerts and this Kito Escape Story over the predominant profile that someone has been using to try to entrap members of the gay community. This profile has been said to be on Badoo, Tinder and Grindr, and works well to entrap its victims because the man whose photos are being used as catfish is reasonably good looking, the zaddy type that appeals to some.
Well, the person behind the catfish is anything but. And his unmasking is all thanks to a KDian who combined caution and determination to expose him.
Below is his story:
I got acquainted with this guy on Grindr. He lived in Owerri around Polytechnic Nekede, in Quincy Lodge, and since I also lived in the area, we continued chatting and trying to get to know each other better. He sent his pictures and they looked okay. He said he was a businessman, and I said okay.
We chatted for about a month, before I was finally disposed to see him. Even though I hadn’t heard of the infamy of Quincy Lodge, I was very much aware of the rampant nature of kito in Owerri, in Nekede especially. So, I had a plan to guarantee my safety.
This guy had given me his number, which I called when I got to a vantage point close to the place he said he would come meet me. I had on my Bluetooth, which means I could be on the phone without anyone seeing me with the phone.
When I called him, he said he was on his way out. I waited, on the lookout for the man I’d seen in the photos. When he called me to let me know he was here, I looked around and didn’t see anyone I recognised.
But what I saw was a rough-looking, toutish guy who was speaking into his phone. I told him I was there, and I watched him look around before asking me where I was. It was clear to me that he had catfished me, but I had to know if he was also kito. I’d just seen someone walking past him with his phone, and so I told him that I was just walking toward him.
And this guy immediately zeroed in on the guy who was approaching him and pounced on him. Two other guys emerged from nowhere and they started harassing the poor guy. I could see the guy protesting that he didn’t know who they were and that they should leave him alone. The kito guy, the one I’d come to see then proceeded to confirm by dialing my number. And of course, it didn’t ring out on the guy’s phone. So, they let him go.
When I answered, I was already on my way away from there, and as he asked where I was, I told him I wouldn’t be able to see him again.
I blocked him on Grindr and moved on. Since I school in Nekede, I still saw him around on campus. But he didn’t know me, never even bothered to ask for my pictures on Grindr (which I thought was weird at the time, but now made sense. Why bother with pictures when all you’re interested in is to victimize the person?)
However, I then saw the catfish photos pop up on Kito Diaries, and I could see that no one knew who he truly was. I decided to do something about it. It had been a few months since I was in contact with him, but I went to my Google contacts and fetched his number, which I checked to confirm was on WhatsApp.
When I checked out the Facebook account he sent me, which belongs to Anthony Tuzzy (who I have no doubt is also part of his gang), I scrolled through the guy’s photos until fortunately, I came upon the picture of the guy I saw at the rendezvous that day months ago. The guy who had wanted to kito me. The guy I’d been seeing around on campus. The real face of this catfish operation.
He’d been clearly trying very hard to keep his identity hidden. But here he is: Real name (from his Facebook profile link) Kenneth Egbune, but on Facebook as Kinetic LawXio (Fizzy K). And his number is 08104950089.