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Sex Workers In Trouble- Police in Accra begin operation to clamp down sex workers

The Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has commenced a series of operations to clamp down on the activities of commercial sex workers within its jurisdiction in Accra.

Information gathered by HonestyNewsGh points to the fact that, earlier this week Cantonments police command  arrested 17 suspected commercial sex workers in two separate operations.The suspects comprised of eight foreigners and nine Ghanaians.

In a Citi News interview monitored by HonestyNewsGh, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command  Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)  Effia Tenge said the operation was part of an exercise aimed at reducing crime in the city.

“The Cantonment police embarked on a two-day special operation to clamp down on persons soliciting for men or engaging in prostitution. The operation was carried out around the Togo embassy, the Oxford street and the Akufo-Addo roundabout among others.”

She said on September 7, between the 11:30am and 1:30 am, the Cantonment Police Command embarked on an operation to clamp down on activities of commercial sex workers indulging in alleged immoral activities within the Cantonment enclave.

DSP Tenge said the activities of the suspects were importuning for immoral purpose contrary to section 275 of Criminal Offence Act 1960, Act 29.

“It is part of an ongoing exercise to raid the metropolis of criminal activities especially places noted for crime” she disclosed.

 

Source: HonestyNewsGh