35 Prostitutes Arrested At Kasoa To Rid Criminal Activities


The Kasoa District police have apprehended 35 women suspected to be engaging in prostitution at Kasoa and its environs in the Central Region.

The suspects, between the ages of 20 and 45 years, were arrested at two drinking spots (names withheld) in a swoop organised last Thursday.

When contacted, the outgoing Kasoa District Police Commander, Superintendent Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, said the swoop was conducted to rid the area of criminal activities.

Intelligence gathered by the police has indicated that the suspected prostitutes were often used by armed robbers in their operations.

On Thursday at about 11:00 pm the personnel raided the two spots and apprehended the suspects, who are mainly from Benin, Nigeria, Liberia, Mali and some Ghanaians.

Superintendent Ahiatafu said they would be screened and the foreigners handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service to check their statuses and those who have overstayed or in the country illegally would be deported.

Meanwhile, he has cautioned women to refrain from prostitution because it is a criminal offence in Ghana.

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey