The police have arrested two Nigerian women for allegedly transporting six of their compatriots to Ghana to engage in prostitution.
The suspects have been identified as Ify Mba, a 33-year-old actress and Amanda Eze Chioma aka Faith, 23.The police, acting on tip-off, raided a hotel in Accra where the victims aged between 21 and 26 were being $exually exploited.
The ringleader, who has been identified only as Angel, is currently on the run. Two victims, who refused to engage in prostitution, were locked up in a room and denied food by the mistresses.
The victims, who claimed they were from Anabra, Enugu, Delta and Abia, alleged that they were lured by the suspects with juicy deals.
Briefing the media, Chief Superintendent Felix K Cosmos, the Baatsona Divisional Police Commander, said the police received information that a group of Nigerian girls were being escorted by some adult women to a hotel at Baatsona for prostitution on Monday, March 24, 2017.
Based on intelligence, the police embarked on an operation and arrested the two suspects at 7pm.
The six victims were rescued and when they were interrogated, they said they were brought to Ghana by Ify Mba and Amanda Chioma on transit to Germany and Dubai to be employed as house helps, he added.
The police commander said the victims were allegedly forced into prostitution by the suspects who collected the proceeds on a daily basis.
The victims said the suspects often transported them to night clubs and hotels to engage in prostitution daily. Four victims were brought into the country on March 14, 2017 while the other two were brought to Ghana on March 22, 2017, the commander said.