Ghana To Deport 72 Nigerian Sex Workers
Image of some of the deported to-be sex workers

Following their arrest, Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has announced its intention to deport 73 sex workers which includes 72 Nigerians and 1 Togolese.

The service who released photos and a video of the 72 Nigerian sex workers said it as well had a Togolese among them.

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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.

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.

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.