The Enugu state Police has announced the arrest of nine men who specialise in raping female members of a church at the outskirts of Enugu.

According to Police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu, the arrest was made possible by a “well-co-ordinated intelligence information’’.

He said that police officers in Ozalla arrested the suspects during a night vigil in a church located at Akpasha community in Nkanu West Local Government Area around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

He explained that the suspects often pretended to be worshippers in the church and would take advantage of any female worshipper going out to answer nature’s call “and wreck the havoc”

“This nefarious act is done while service in the church is going on, and after the rape, they run away,” he said.

He said the suspects are regretting their actions now.