To be initiated into a cult, a teenage girl was made to sleep with 52 men.
This may sound rather strange but according to the Sun Newspaper, a 16-year-old secondary school dropout identified as Ifechukwu Atunanya, was allegedly arrested by policemen from the Anambra State Police Command during an initiation into a cult where she was meant to sleep with 52 young men as part of the ceremony before she would be accepted as a full fledged member.
The reports have it that the police on a tip off, stormed into a bush in Awka, the state capital where they rescued the girl from the cultists said to be members of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity, though many of them had already had sex with the girl who was apparently drugged and did not know how many of them had actlayy slept with her.
The teenager, upon her arrest, told the police that the men forced her to sleep with every male member of the cult during her initiation.
The state Police Commissioner, Hosea Karma, while parading the girl and some of the cultists who were arrested during the raid, said the police acted on an intelligence tip-off that the cult members and their new entrants were in a bush performing some rituals, explaining that some items including guns, machetes and several wraps of Indian hemp, were recovered from them.
Karma said the cultists explained during interrogation that as part of their initiation ritual, every male member of the cult will sleep with every prospective female member.
“This they did in order to secure their oath of secrecy and it was during the raid we rescued Ifechukwu and arrested some of the cult members.
Ifechukwu also claimed that she had to travel to Anambra from Abuja just to witness the initiation of new members."
The teenager also narrated her experience:
“I joined them three months ago and during my initiation, I was forced to have sex with every registered male member of the cult present that night. I was given sedatives so as not to feel what they were doing. It was not easy, but I bore the pain.
The day we were initiated, I was the only girl in their midst. I was determined to be a successful member. I was further convinced to stay because I discovered that they were more honorable men than the other cult groups.
I am sorry for myself and would love to be given the opportunity to go back to school. I never knew it was a crime to belong to a cult. I am so sorry.”