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Sex Workers 32 Nigerian prostitutes arrested at Abeka Lapaz

Among the prostitutes included girls, aged between 16 and 32 years.

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The police have arrested thirty two young girls allegedly involved in prostitution at Abeka Lapaz in the Greater Accra region.

Daily Guide reports that the Nigerian prostitutes were arrested last Friday evening in a special operation organized by the Tesano Divisional Police Command.

Among the prostitutes included ladies, aged between 16 and 32 years.

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They said they were lured into the country by their ringleaders and who have mastered the act of recruiting vulnerable girls identified only as Joy – also a Nigerian – to be given decent jobs but were forced into prostitution on arrival in Ghana.

"We were tricked into prostitution instead of working in a restaurant as promised us by our mistress. We want to go back to our country because some of the men we sleep with misuse us and we have to endure because of the money.

"Our madam brought us into the country some months ago after promising us decent jobs but when we reached here, she went to rent a room at Kata International Hostel for us and has kept us as prostitutes," the prostitutes said.

 

One of the arrested prostitutes named Chioma said "We really want to quit this job because some of our clients, especially the trotro drivers and their mates who patronize us, really over-use us."

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She added that "Some of them have smelly bodies but because we need money, we have to give in and sleep with them."

She claimed that even though they lodged at the Kata International Hostel, every evening, they were made to dress up and go looking for clients adding that they pay their own hostel fees but their madam had tasked each girl to pay 400,000 Naira, (4,936.133 cedis) in order to get their freedom back.

"Every week too, she comes round to collect GH¢20 each from us. We cannot run away because, on arrival, madam shaved the hairs in our private parts and armpits and made us swear an oath.

"She claims that if we escape, she will use the hairs to either make us go mad or die," she lamented.

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The Tesano Divisional police commander, Chief Superintendent Oduro Anning, who led the operation, said the operation was part of efforts to rid the area of criminal activities.

He said the 32 suspected prostitutes were apprehended upon a tip off and would be sent to court for prosecution.

He said "We have details of the said recruiter and are on the verge of apprehending her to assist us investigate the case."

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