Forty-one alleged prostitutes, 99 per cent of whom are Nigerians, have been arrested by the Weija District Police Command in Ghana.
They were arrested around a place called Choice, where several drinking joints operate at night, according to Chief Inspector Diana Eninful, who led the operation.
She said the police received several reports from residents in the area about the activities of the prostitutes, which have turned the vicinity into a haven for drug peddlers and armed robbers.
Based on the complaints received from residents in the area, the police surveyed and subsequently arrested 41 of the prostitutes, most of whom Chief Inspector Eninful said were Nigerians aged between 18 and 25 years.
Eninful added that the prostitutes, sometimes intentionally accuse passers-by of refusing to pay them after allegedly having enjoyed their services, and, so, pounce on such innocent people with the help of their gangs of pimps – a situation she said has brought insecurity to the whole neighbourhood.
Fourteen men were also arrested by the police for allegedly soliciting the services of the prostitutes. – Punch
– Aug. 31, 2018 @ 15:35 GMT |