The suspected prostitutes in police custody
Twenty-nine suspected prostitutes, including four males believed to be their clients, have been arrested by the police in a swoop conducted last Saturday dawn at Taifa, Kwabenya and its environs, all suburbs of Accra.
The suspects were apprehended around the Big Guys and Just Touch Nite Clubs at Taifa and Kwabenya respectively.
The suspected prostitutes are between the ages of 13 and 32 years while their male counterparts are between 23 and 27 years.
The suspected prostitutes, 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 been receiving 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 operating.
He disclosed that some of the men were bargaining with the prostitutes when they were arrested, while other women were soliciting for clients.
“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.
By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey