The Anambra State Police Command has arrested three suspected cultists, who allegedly specialized in raping teenagers in Onitsha and its environs.
Southern City News gathered that they ran out of luck when they allegedly abducted and raped two teenage girls in Awada, near Onitsha.
The names of the suspects were given as Andrew Ejike, 20; Chidiebere Edwin, 19; and Chisom Christian, 17.
They were said to have raped their victims after subjecting them to initiation rituals.
“The victims were set free with a warning not to reveal their ordeal to anyone,” a source told our correspondent.
Confirming the story to our correspondent on Thursday, the police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects were arrested by the surveillance patrol team attached to the Awada Division.
The Police Public Relations Officer promised that the suspects would be prosecuted after the conclusion of an investigation.
Mohammed added, “The suspects abducted two young girls, aged 15 and 17, and forced them to undergo some initiation rites and allegedly gang-raped them before letting them go.
“All of them have confessed to their membership of a cult.”
The PPRO also confirmed the arrest of another suspected cultist for allegedly attacking three persons with a machete to initiate them into his group.
Mohammed said the suspect, Onyeka Iloka, had lured the victims into the bush where they were beaten up.
He stated, “Police detectives attached to the Ozubulu Division arrested one Onyeka Iloka, alias Campus Executioner, aged 25, from Eziora in Ozubulu.
“The suspect allegedly lured one Chidera Agina and two others of the same address into the bush, beat them with a machete to initiate them into his cult known as the Vikings confraternity.
“The suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and is assisting the police with useful information that can help arrest his accomplices to bring them to justice.”