- About 33 suspected prostitutes have been arrested at Pokuase
- Police at Pokuase says these women range between 20 to 35 years
- All makeshift structures housing the women have been destroyed
Police at Pokuase in the Greater Accra region has rounded up 33 suspected prostitutes across the district.
A profiling of these suspects show that a majority of them (between 20 and 25) are foreigners predominantly from Nigeria.
This exercise was carried out by the District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dickson Obeng, with support from the Immigration Service, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and a task force from the Ga North Municipal Assembly.
So far, hundreds of makeshift structures housing these alleged prostitutes have also been demolished.
The police claimed that the structures in which the suspects resided also served as the hideouts for drug peddlers, robbers, and minors who are sexually exploited.
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Twenty-one people suspected to be members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQIA) community have been remanded by a Circuit Court in Ho. The 21 people, consisting of 16 females and five males, were remanded into police custody on Friday, May 21, 2021.
According to a statement by the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, the suspects were remanded after being put before the court over an unlawful assembly.
The group, the statement revealed, was arrested while they were having a conference at the Nurses and Midwives Hotel n the Volta Regional capital of Ho on Thursday, May 20, 2021.