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Police arrest 29 suspected commercial sex workers

19-Prostitutes-Arrested-At-Cantonments-2The police have arrested 29 commercial sex workers in a swoop conducted last Saturday dawn at Taifa, Kwabenya and its environs, all suburbs of Accra.

The number includes four males believed to be their clients.

The suspects were apprehended around the Big Guys and Just Touch Nite Clubs at Taifa and Kwabenya respectively.

They are between the ages of 13 and 32 years while their male counterparts are between 23 and 27 years.

The suspected sex workers, according to informa­tion, are not residents of those areas but are from Kasoa, Adenta, Teshie and its environs who travel there to ply their trade daily.

Chief Superintendent Natongma Yakubu, the Madina Divisional Police Commander who briefed the media on the arrest, said of late police had received several com­plainants from robbery vic­tims that they picked pros­titutes to their homes and while in there, suspected armed robbers invaded the rooms and robbed them.

He said some of the vic­tims even claimed the sus­pected armed robbers cross them on their way home with the prostitutes to attack them.

After receiving this information, police decided to swoop on the suspected prostitutes at their various hide outs.

“The suspects arrested will be properly investigat­ed and prosecuted since some were working for armed robbers using pros­titution as a way of gather­ing information for their accomplices,” Chief Super­intendent Yakubu posited.

He called on men who engage the services of pros­titutes to rather take them to hotels instead of their various homes, if they can­not abstain.

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