Human Trafficking Why Tamale is gradually becoming the hub of prostitution

The Tamale police has recently rescued three Nigerian women from a human trafficking ring, who were brought into the country with the pretext of offering them jobs. They were later forced and lured into sexual activities.

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Ghana's Northern regional capital has become one of the fastest growing cities in the country, as it continues to experience rapid population growth with increase in business activities and infrastructural development.

However, this rapid transformation has come along with some social vices, as being reported by the police in the region. There are reports of an increase in prostitution, human and drug trafficking, armed robbery, and so on.

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The Tamale police has recently rescued three Nigerian women from a human trafficking ring, who were brought into the country with the pretext of offering them jobs. They were later forced and lured into sexual activities.

Confirming the development, the Northern Regional Police PRO, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the victims "were lured into the country with the pretext of securing them good jobs. But they came and to their shock and amazement, they were made to do prostitution against their will."

"Some of them were coerced; some were beaten, brutalised, and beaten to death. Some were even forced to swear oaths," he told Radio Ghana.

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The police PRO added that the victims were told to contribute the monies used in transporting them into the country.

He said three people have been arrested so far in connection with the incident, with the prime suspect still on the run. The accused persons, he added, are standing trial in Tamale.

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