‘Medical doctor’, nursing mother, 20 others arrested for prostitution

Some of the suspected prostitutes

The Cantonments Divisional Police Command has rounded up 22 suspected commercial sex workers operating within the Togo embassy roundabout enclave.

Some of the suspects including a medical doctor and a teenage nursing mother have been engaged in the commercial sex activity for years.

The 22 suspects are made up of 12 Nigerians, four Ghanaians, two Togolese, two Liberians, one Beninese and one Cameroonian.

They are between 15 and 35 years and operate around the Togo Embassy, Cantonments Post Office, Italian Embassy, Akufo-Addo round about and other places within cantonment..

One of the Nigerians, who claimed to be a medical doctor, relocated to Accra 21 years ago and has been practising as a prostitute all these while.

According to her, she has a child whom she sent back home to stay with her mother in Nigeria. This is the second time she has been arrested in four years for engaging in prostitution.

The youngest suspect, a Ghanaian, who is 15 years old  is nursing a seven month old child.

She said she always leave the baby in the care of a friend to seek for sex partners around the Togo embassy.

The suspects also included 24 year old twins from Nigeria.

They relocated to Ghana this year to join others in the oldest profession and also pitched camp at Cantonments.

The police said the suspects were swooped on following persistent public complaints over the commercial sex workers continuous nuisance in the area.

All 22 are to be put before court charged with illegally soliciting for sex.

By Peter Adattor | | Ghana

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