Two Nigerian Women Arrested And Charged With Human Trafficking In Ghana
Some Nigerians are hellbent on destroying the country’s image along with theirs. Two Nigerian women arrested and charged with human trafficking in Ghana have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly trafficking six women from Nigeria to Ghana for commercial sex work. The women who have been identified as Ify Mba, and Ammanda Eze Chioma, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge and were both granted bail in the sum of GHc70,000.00 with three sureties each, one of which is to be justified by the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku.
According to Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo, on March 24, the police had information that a group of Nigerian girls were being escorted by some women into a hotel within Baatsonaa for solicitation. The police based on the intelligence gathered, embarked on an operation and arrested the accused persons alongside six other young ladies ages between 21 and 26. She further added that the accused persons together with another, now at large, are Nigerian nationals who came to Ghana and are lodging at Kormens Hotel, Baatsonaa.
ASP Boafo told the court that the ladies disclosed to the police that they were brought to Ghana from Nigeria by the accused persons on transit to Germany and Dubai to be employed as house helps. However, upon their arrival, they were forced by the accused persons to go into soliciting. Investigation into the matter established that the victims were locked up in a hotel room after which they were made to swear an oath and forced to engage in prostitution in nightclubs and hotels in Baatsona. It was also revealed that the victims were made to pay N555K to the accused persons. She also revealed that two other ladies were brought into Ghana on March 23 and made to go through the same ritual. The victims were denied food and water for days when they had initially refused to engage in the illegal trade which forced them to rescind their decisions.
According to the prosecution, the two accused persons denied the offence in their caution statements.
Nigerian Prostitutes: Two Nigerian Women Arrested And Charged With Human Trafficking In Ghana