14 prostitutes 'beg' for forgiveness in court after being charged

14 prostitutes 'beg' for forgiveness in court after being charged

- An Accra District Court has charged 14 women arrested in a police swoop for prostitution

- The Court has fined 14 of the women after pleading guilty to charges, with two granted bail

Fourteen out of 16 prostitutes who have been charged by an Accra District Court after being arrested by the police are pleading for forgiveness.

The suspects, are praying the court to pardon them, and they have also promised to refrain from such acts.

According to a Graphic.com.gh report, the 16 include 10 Nigerians, five Ghanaians and a Liberian.

14 prostitutes plead for forgiveness in court after being charged

Some of the suspects captured in court (Photo credit: Graphic.com.gh)

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The 14 accused persons pleaded guilty to the offense at their first appearance in court.

The court at a sitting drew the attention of the suspects to the fact that the act of soliciting for ‘sex’ in an exchange of money was an offense against the laws of Ghana.

According to prosecution, the Police at Cantonments embarked on a swoop at Danquah Circle and Togo Embassy area on Sunday July 8, this year and arrested all the 16 women engaging in the act of prostitution.

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The prosecution officer explained that the police swoop forms part of exercises aimed at getting rid of suspected criminals, who have embarked on a countless number of robberies within the city.

The accused persons given a hearing in court pleaded guilty and they were convicted on their own plea.

The court in a ruling imposed a GHC300 fine each on the suspects, which in default would serve a three-month jail term each.

Meanwhile, two others who denied charges leveled against them have been granted bail in the sum of GHC5,000 with a surety each.

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