A gang of cultists, members of the Ake Confraternity, has allegedly killed one of their sponsors, a native doctor, and two others in Obiaruku Community of Delta State, after what witnesses called a "fierce disagreement" on Wednesday.
LEADERSHIP FRIDAY learnt that the native doctor had been responsible for preparing the charms used by the cultists while the two other victims were allegedly killed by stray bullets during a rival cult war that ensued on the same day.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, confirmed that arrests have been made while investigation is on-going to ascertain the cause of the killings.
Meanwhile, a gang of rapists have laid siege on Delta State, raping no less than six married women and a number of minors, especially in far-flung communities.
In Ibusa Community, for example, six women have been abused at gun point, in the last two weeks, while they were returning from the market.
According to witnesses, the rapists have also turned on minors in Agbor Town and some part of Asaba Community. While reacting to the incident, Kalu confirmed that the victims have been taken to private hospitals where they were examined by doctors and treated.
According to Kalu, the official statistics of rape cases in the state indicate that between January and June 2014 the state has recorded six cases of rape, while eight other suspects who have been confirmed as rapists have been jailed.
Kalu said the police are committed to stamping out rape and cultism, which have become major crimes in the state.
Kalu also disclosed that the suspected rapists allegedly ambushed their victims around the popular Ibusa Market.
Kalu also told journalists that the suspects were currently helping the police at the state CID for further investigation.