Seventy- two Nigerian ladies arrested for illegal entry into the country and for engaging in prostitution are to be deported, Ghanaian authorities have announced.
According to the officials, the ladies arrested alongside eight Ghanaians and a Togolese, last week, during an operation in some brothels and hotels at Madina, an Accra suburb, allegedly entered the country illegally and had been engaged in prostitution.
Ghana Immigration Service said to facilitate their nefarious business, some of the girls, purportedly erected kiosks from where they operated, turning the area into a ghetto.
A senior official of the Ghana Immigration Service, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration, Linda Asare Mantey told newsman at Accra that the suspects were arrested during a swoop on the area after due intelligence gathering.
Mantey indicated that they were illegal immigrants, as none of them had a valid passport, while eight of them, who claimed they had passports, could not produce the document on request.
She said the girls were arrested in some hotels in the area, where they worked as commercial sex workers, while others were picked up, as they openly solicited for customers stressing, “it is illegal to come to the country and engage in prostitution.”