The Ghana Immigration Service is reportedly set to deport 25 Nigerian ladies arrested in the Bono East Region of the country over alleged prostitution.
According to Daily Trust, the regional commander of Immigration Service Department in the Bono East Region, Chief Superintendent Enoch Annor Abrokwa, said the girls would be deported to Nigeria as soon as the process was completed.
Within Nigeria learns that their arrest followed the regional minister, Kofi Amaokohere’s directive to security agents to tidy up the region and chase out the unlawful elements. Chief Superintendent Abrokwa said the country is engaging in a renewed campaign to chase out foreigners who engage in unlawful acts in the territory.
According to him, the suspected prostitutes were arrested in the Nkoranza South and Kintampo South of the region when officers of the Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service stormed the area.
He said: “Our men raided some notorious spots in the towns around 12am and 3am on the fateful day and picked about 25 prostitutes, all Nigerians.”
The immigration officer added that none of the girls had any valid form of identification in their possession at the time they were arrested. “None of the girl’s had any form of identification cards, such as Voter’s Identification card and Passports,” he said.
Chief Superintendent Annor said the Ghana Immigration Service will immediately commence the process for their deportation.
Annor issued a strong warning to foreigners illegally residing in the region saying: “I want to use this opportunity to warn all foreigners in Bono East Region, who do not have appropriate documents to start packing, because the Immigration Service will come after them.”