The 72 Nigerian sex workers who were reportedly apprehended on Thursday by the Enforcement Unit of the GIS at the Redco Flats neighbourhood at Madina, will be deported by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) over their involvement in various illegal acts in the country.
Among those who were arrested are 72 Nigerians, one Togolese as well as nine other Ghanaians – it was further gathered that some were to be deported from Ghana for not having resident permits for their illicit trade.
Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI), Linda Asare Mantey who addressed newsmen at 2IC of the Public Affairs unit of the GIS after the arrest, said the foreign nationals will be deported as the arrested Ghanaians have already been handed to the Police to be prosecuted. According to her, 20 of the suspects were arrested at the Junior Hotel at Madina.
“It is illegal to come to the country and engage in prostitution,” Supt. Linda Asare Mantey remarked.
Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI), Linda Asare Mantey also disclosed that the agency will soon turn attention to owners and managers of hotel facilities who hire their facilities out to irregular migrants and locals to use for prostitution.
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