Six members of a cult gang, whose male members forcefully rape girls, as part of initiation rites into the group have been arrested by the Ashaka Division, Ndokwa axis Police division in Delta State.
The boys between the ages of 16-20 years escaped on sighting the policemen but were caught after a suspect’s confession led to their arrest.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, the police operatives at Ashaka Division, Ndokwa axis of the state, acted on a tip off, and stormed a hotel at Ashaka, where the cultists converged.
He said, “On sighting the policemen, the suspects escaped by jumping the hotel’s fence, abandoning one Rocky motorcycle with registration number UWN 852 QR Enugu, six pairs of palm slippers, two Nokia phones, one Techno phone, one Gionee phone and one black spectacle.”
“However, one female suspect by name was later arrested, who made a confessional statement and disclosed that she was forcefully raped as initiation rite into Vikings queen,” he said.
Ibrahim said the suspect’s confession led to the arrest of the other five suspects, all from Ashaka town.
He also said the suspects have confessed to the offence of belonging to a secret cult known as Junior Vikings Confraternity and the case is under investigation.