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GIS arrests 31 alleged prostitutes, human traffickers in Western region

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Western Regional Command has detained 31 accused prostitutes and people traffickers in the region.

The culprits were apprehended for their infamous operations in the Western Region’s Ellembelle District and Nzema East Municipality.

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According to a news statement from the Service, the individuals were apprehended after a two-day intelligence-led operation.

The suspects were apprehended in their numerous hideouts within the Essiama enclave, including drinking establishments and temporary constructions.

The suspects range in age from 22 to 37 years.

“In all, the over 30 hours of sustained operation saw to the arrest of 28 suspected prostitutes, including two nursing mothers. The other suspects were the two suspected Traffickers, Ndubueze Okereke, 37 years and his wife, Ifeoma Okereke, 35 years, all Nigerians except Kofo Bekoe, who is a Ghanaian and the host of a suspected trafficking syndicate.”

“This particular operation was planned and successfully carried out with the support from the authorities of the above-mentioned assemblies, owing to the growing concerns of the nefarious activities, especially by some of the foreign nationals within the said communities, and the impunity with which the brothel operated,” the GIS stated.

According to the statement, the search done as part of the investigations found that all of the suspects entered the country illegally and so lacked passports or other travel identity cards.

According to the statement, a subsequent check of them and the premises revealed packs of used and unused condoms, particularly in the rooms.

 

 

 

 

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