Seven accused persons including two young ladies were arraigned before Koforidua Circuit Court “A” on Monday, July 4, 2022, for preparing wee toffee.
The accused persons were arrested last week when a joint team of Military, Police, Immigration and New Juaben South Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) as part of a fact-finding mission invaded Rumors’ spot.
They were caught red-handed preparing wee toffee and hence arrested.
The accused persons with ages ranging between 20 to 26, all pleaded not guilty to possessing narcotic drugs when put before the court.
They were granted bail to reappear in court on August 9, 2022.
Spotted at the court were some New Juaben South Constituency executives of NPP and the Assembly member for Ada electoral area Okyere.
The Assembly member ensured that the bail condition of the accused persons was met.
The MCE for New Juaben Ike Appaw Gyasi rejected pressure within the NPP to set free the suspects when they were arrested.
Last week, the Municipal Chief Executive who doubles as the Chairman of the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) led a team of security operatives and the Assembly for the unannounced operation on brothel facilities in Koforidua.
The combined Security forces included the Police, Military, Immigration, Fire Service, NIB, and the Assembly raided and counterstrike Little Ben base, Bula Pub, Rumors at Ada, Charsay Pub, and Kofcity pub consecutively
This exercise was carried out to ascertain first-hand information about the developing commercial sex activities in the municipality which became much-talked by the media and some town dwellers in just recent days.
The Operators (promoters) of these brothels were arrested and tasked to submit their operation permits and all other documents which support their business to face MUSEC today for a critical decision to be taken.
MUSEC is appealing to the public to volunteer timely information about the operations of brothels in their localities for swift action.
The action of the security follows media investigation which uncovered young female Nigerians including minors being trafficked to Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital for sexual exploitation through the conspiracy of some Ghanaians and Nigerians under the pretext of securing decent and well-paying jobs for them in Ghana however forced into prostitution upon arrival.
The Bula Spot and Little Ben area are two major notorious brothels being used by the traffickers to house their victims in Koforidua.