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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 30 August 2018


Weija police arrest 41 Nigerian prostitutes, 14 male clients

Some of the prostitutes at the Weija Police station play videoSome of the prostitutes at the Weija Police station

Forty-one female prostitutes, 99 per cent of whom are Nigerians, have been arrested by the Weija District Police Command led by Chief Inspector Diana Tei Eninful.

They were arrested around a place called Choice, where several pubs operate at night, according to Chief Inspector Eninful.

She said the police received several reports from residents in the area about nuisance activities of the prostitutes, which have turned the vicinity into a haven for drug peddlers and armed robbers.

Based on the complaints received from residents in the area, the police laid surveillance and subsequently arrested 41 of the prostitutes, most of whom Chief Inspector Eninful said were Nigerians between 18 and 25 years.

She said the prostitutes, sometimes intentionally hoot at, and accuse passers-by of refusing to pay them after allegedly having enjoyed their coital services, and, so, pounce on such innocent people with the help of their gangs of pimps – a situation she said has brought insecurity to the whole neighbourhood.

Fourteen males were also arrested by the police for allegedly soliciting.