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Ghana Police Trafficking ring busted, 11 girls rescued

The girls who are between the ages of 14 and 23 were recruited from Kumasi, Togo and the Volta Region, the head of the Agona Swedru Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police, Inspector Philip Arthur disclosed to the media.

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A trafficking ring has been busted in Agona Swedru in the Central Region for allegedly attempting to traffic 11 girls to Saudi Arabia and other Arab states.

The girls who are between the ages of 14 and 23 were recruited from Kumasi, Togo and the Volta Region, the head of the Agona Swedru Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police, Inspector Philip Arthur disclosed to the media.

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The suspects, who were arrested upon a tip-off, are Alhaji Ibrahim Imoro, 60, Hajia Zakari and Hajia Zaratu Ibrahim both wife of the suspect.

Inspector Arthur told the media that the immigration personnel at Agona West Municipal office were informed that Alhaji Imoro had kept the rescued females in his house.

The suspect son had brought 12 girls, and took one of them to an unknown location in Kumasi, Inspector Arthur narrated.

The suspect son, whose name was not given, has been in the business of trafficking girls to the Arab wold for years, the disclosed.

Alhaji Imoro told the police during interrogation that his son brought the ladies to his house for safe keeping, adding that his son had gone to Accra to process a Ghanaian passport to enable the ladies to travel to their various destination.

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During interrogation, Inspect Arthur revealed, the girls said their parents were not aware of their supposed travel abroad to work.

Of the 11 females, nine of them are Togolese and they could not identify their hometown.

They girls and the suspect have been transported to the Ghana Immigration Service headquarters in Accra for further action, Inspector Arthur concluded.

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