Police storm Accra and chase 'ashawos' in new operation; 17 suspects arrested

Police storm Accra and chase 'ashawos' in new operation; 17 suspects arrested

- The Accra Regional Police Command to start a series of operations to clamp down these sex workers and their activities within its jurisdiction.

- 17 suspected sex workers were apprehended in two separate operations by the Cantonments Police Command

- The suspects apprehended included eight foreigners and nine Ghanaians

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The activities of commercial sex workers, popularly known as Ashawos in our local parlance, has reached an alarming rate.

These women, who trade their bodies in exchange for money, engage men who want pleasure from them.

Their activities which have, over the years been a nuisance, forced the Accra Regional Police Command to begin a series of operations to clamp down on their activities within its jurisdiction.

According to a Citinewsroom report, 17 suspected sex workers were apprehended in two separate operations by the Cantonments Police Command

According to the report, the suspects apprehended included eight foreigners and nine Ghanaians.

Police storm Accra as they chase 'ashawos' in new operation; 17 suspects arrested

Police storm Accra as they chase 'ashawos' in new operation; 17 suspects arrested Source: News Ghana
Source: UGC

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Speaking in an interview with Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, noted that the operation was part of an exercise aimed at reducing crime in the city.

“The Cantonment police embarked on a two-day special operation to clamp down on persons soliciting for men or engaging in prostitution," she said.

DSP Tenge revealed that the operation was carried out around the Togo embassy, the Oxford Street and the Akufo-Addo roundabout

Meanwhile, in the Northern region, the commercial sex trade has been banned

Acting on authority of office, the Northern Regional Security Council's chairman, Salifu Saeed, banned prostitution on the grounds that it is abhorred in that part of the country.

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In other news, the Ghana Police Service has sacked 28 men and women in the service for various acts of misconduct.

The public reported about 181 cases against some police officers from January to August 2020.

Out of the 181 cases lodged, these 28 service personnel were found culpable after investigations.

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