Two Nigerian human traffickers arrested in Accra

By myjoyonline
Four Nigerian prostitutes rescued in Accra
Four Nigerian prostitutes rescued in Accra

The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Police Service have arrested two suspected human traffickers in Accra.

Both are Nigerian women in their mid-twenties who were picked up by a Police Patrol Team after being named by their victims.

Four of the victims, also Nigerians, were rescued during a police patrol Wednesday. They were spotted at Abeka-Lapaz in Accra and are under police protection.

They claimed to have been brought into the country by the suspects with the promise that they will be engaged in domestic work.

But their traffickers forced them to engage in prostitution.

Supt. Mike Baah of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit said there is sufficient reason to suspect this was an organized crime which involved many other people. 

Last March, two Nigerian women were also arrested by the police for allegedly trafficking six women from their country to Ghana, for prostitution.

The suspects, Ify Mba,33, and Amanda Eze Chioma, alias Faith, were reported to have told the victims from Abia, Delta, Enugu and Anamora states in Nigeria, aged between 21 and 26 years, that they were sending them to Germany and Dubai to be employed as house helps.

The leader of the gang, only identified as Angel, is on the run, and being sought by the police.

The suspects on arrival at Ghana were said to have made their victims swear an oath to engage in prostitution at some nightclubs at Baastona in Accra, and each was expected to pay 555,000,000 Naira (equivalent to $2,000) to the suspects. Ghana News