The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a student of a college of technology in the state, Yetunde Kayode, for allegedly tricking her friend into the hands of a 10-man gang of rapists, Punch reports.
The culprits allegedly raped the victim as part of the ritual to initiate her into an occult group. Yetunde, who was arrested in Ijero Ekiti few days ago, was accused of specialising in recruiting vulnerable girls for the gang to [email protected], particularly members of Ave cult. .
According to a detective, part of the initiation process is that female students are blindfolded and gang-raped by cult members.
“They are thereafter warned to shut their mouth as initiates or risk losing their lives.
But the last victim defied the threat and reported to her parents who informed the police, which led to the arrest of three of the cult members,” he added.
A source in the school said many female students had suffered similar fate, but kept their mouths shut to avoid stigmatisation.
Kayode and three of the suspected rapists were among the 26 suspects paraded on Wednesday by the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti, Wilson Inalegwu.