The Subin Hill police has arrested over ten prostitutes at Nipanekro in the Upper Denkyira West district for allegedly attacking a 35-year-old man with broken bottles and stones. Prostitution is illegal in Ghana, but in reality, a shocking number of the female population indulge in the act.
In the video we sighted, the young man had a blood bath from the crown of his head. He sat motionless in the midst of the crowd while people tried to wipe off the blood.
Following this incident, the young men in the community have come together to protest against the act. According to their representative, prostitution is not foreign to the community. He stated that it has been there for about 5 years now. In the beginning, the prostitutes were coming in small numbers.
However, after a similar incident of an attack on a young man recently, it’s a bus that brings them in their numbers. The speaker also said that after that incident, media houses went to cover the story.
They hoped that authorities would use that coverage as a stance to go and sack these sex workers in an attempt to bring an end to the activities in the area. Sadly, they never appeared.
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He also stated that now Subin is a dangerous place to live. That is because, whenever anyone commits a crime, he or she runs to the sex trade zone and the criminal is out of grip. This means that that settlement is a fortress for criminals. Therefore, he calls on the police force to restore sanity in the town.
Moreover, he mentioned emphatically that the prostitutes are Nigerians. Reports show that some people have been trafficking young women in Nigeria into Ghana. They were lured with the pretence of finding them decent jobs. Upon their arrival, they force these desperate to earn living young women to become sex workers.
The report also shows that women and girls from China, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso are also trafficked into Ghana for prostitution. The United States Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons has ranked Ghana as a ‘Tier 2 country.