Blessing David, a 19-year-old girl and member of a cult known as the Marine Girls has recounted how she slept with 10 men before being initiated into the group.
Blessing who made the confession while being paraded alongside 15 armed robbery suspects, six cultists, three kidnappers and four murder suspects at the headquarters of the Edo State Police Command in Benin City, said she was initiated into the group in 2019.
The female cultist further revealed that sleeping with the men was part of the initiation rites. She said.
Also, along with Blessing is another female suspect, Ada Emeka who also passed through the same process of initiation.
She told newsmen, “my name is Blessing David. I was initiated into the cult group last year and I slept with 10 men as part of the initiation process.”
The eighth-man armed robbery gang that operated at Amabga area of Benin City, the state capital, reportedly robbed 13 houses, where they injured victims with matchets and other weapons.
One of the victims, who gave his name as Eghosa, said: “It was at about midnight (yesterday); I was already sleeping with my wife that just put to bed, when they flashed torchlight into the house.
“They quietly removed the window and used blocks to hit the protector. Before I knew it, they had entered the house and started beating everybody.
“They even injured my mother and my newborn baby, and smashed my wife’s smartphone against the wall when they could not use it.
“When they left my place, they robbed about 13 other houses before people called vigilante group and the police.
“When the police came, the robbers started exchanging gunfire with them. Two of them were killed and one arrested.
“This one was the one that smashed my wife’s phone,” he said, pointing at the arrested suspect.