Ho: 12 Commercial Sex Workers Arrested
On Saturday, March 19, 2022, a joint operation by officials from the Volta Region’s Police Intelligence and Operations Units resulted in the arrest of 12 female commercial sex workers operating within the Ho Municipality.
Their arrest comes after claims that commercial sex activities in the municipality are a forerunner to a variety of other criminal activities, including break-ins, robberies, and recent murder cases.
Eleven foreigners and a Ghanaian are among the accused, who vary in age from 20 to 35.
Flourish Sampson is 25, Gifty Blessing is 26, Gloria John is 25, Blessing Sunday is 23, Sonia Asare is 24, Chiamaka Okulen is 23, Tosin Deli Ada is 35, Rachael Francis is 24, Grace Paul is 28, Annabel John is 20, Juliet Chiamaka is 20, and Joy Tin is 20 years old.
They were apprehended at Mirage Pub and will be screened, with those found guilty facing charges.
The police have stated that the operation would continue to weed out such elements from the area in order to reduce the number of violent crimes.