GHANA: Nigeria Female prostitutes has been arrested along with nine Ghanaians in a swoop at the Redco Flats neighbourhood at Madina in Accra on Thursday.
The deportees were also said to have engaged in prostitution in Ghana, apart from lacking the requisite resident permits.
The Ghanaians are to be handed over to the Ghana Police Service for prosecution.
Briefing Newsmen at a Press Conference yesterday, Public Affairs of the GIS, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI), Linda Asare Mantey, said the swoop was based on intelligence reports.
According to her, 20 of the suspects were arrested at the Junior Hotel at Madina, others at the same vicinity, which is noted for prostitution activities.
She said the foreign nationals would be repatriated to their home countries whilst the Ghanaian nationals would be handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution.
Supt. Mantey said although eight of the foreign nationals claimed they had passports, they could not produce any such documents, explaining that “the GIS has requested for their travel certificates from the Nigerian High Commission as well as the Togo Embassy to send them back to their various countries.”
The suspects, she said, had refused to give details of their presence in the country, including when they entered Ghana.
According to her, the suspects “have built ghettos and kiosks where they operate,” adding that some of the suspects were arrested in the act. It is illegal to come to the country and engage in prostitution,” she said, cautioning prospective foreign nationals and Ghanaians who engage in such practices to desist from it.