IT was a chilling revelation about how girls were lured to sleep with men in their bid to join secret cult groups.
Parading the suspects in Benin City, Edo State, the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, observed that issues of rape has gone beyond men or boys raping women or girls but, that girls now arrange to be raped by the opposite sex.
One of the victims who identified herself as Blessing, a 16-year old girl, said she slept with ten men in her bid to join the Matine Cult.
She disclosed how their nefarious activities were busted saying, “There is one of my girlfriends who came to tell me that she wanted to be one of our members.
“So, I took her to our group and they slept with her and after three days, three other boys who are not our cult members also came to sleep with her and when the girl’s mother found out, she went to beat up the boys and her daughter.
“The girl later fell ill and when the mother asked her what happened, she told her that she was initiated into a cult group by her girlfriend.
“Six boys slept with my girlfriend while 10 boys slept with me.”
Another member of the cultimately group, a 13-year old Ada Emeka in her own narration, said, “One of the boys slept with me in one of the streets at Okada where I was initiated into the cult.
“We did not know that the boys were planning to sleep with us.
“One of the boys asked me to follow him and I did and when I got to one of the uncompleted buildings, he blindfolded
and slept with me that night.
“On that night ten men slept with me and I am just 13.”
Another teenager, 14-year old Joy said she was introduced into the cult group with the promise that they were going to contribute money for sharing among themselves at the end of the year.
She disclosed that she was taken to an uncompleted building where they blindfolded her and after which, four boys took their turn to sleep with her.