Two girls from Nanka village in Anambra state have accused at least 10 boys of forcefully initiating them into a cult after raping them and making them pay an initiation fee.According to them, one of the young boys lured them to a bush where he and his friends beat them up, raped them and threatened them to pay money to them.
While being questioned by older men in the community, the girls affirmed that the boys who has been caught, invited them out for a drink and they went with him. However, rather than going to a bar, he took them to a cashew plantation where other boys then came out of the bush.They said they tried running, but the boys due to their numbers, overpowered them, beat them up and blindfolded them. When asked about the number of boys, the girls estimated them to be about 10.
They said the boys took turns to rape them after threatening that they had guns. They were informed by the boys that they have now become members of a cult after they had finished raping them. According to them, they were threatened to pay an initiation fee, as failure to do so will lead to death of their mothers.The girls said they promised to pay out of fear, because the boys had told them that they had guns and won’t hesitate to use them.