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Commercial sex workers convicted in Accra

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

Nine out of 20 suspected commercial sex workers, who were arrested in a brothel in Accra, last week, by the police have been fined GH¢240 each.

The convicts, who pleaded guilty to the charge of soliciting immoral purpose to wit sex, also signed a bond to be of good behaviour for six months, by an Accra magistrate court.

The Kaneshie District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Ernest Acheampong, who disclosed these to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said eleven others pleaded not guilty to the charge, and have been granted bail to appear again in court on April 23

The Ghanaian Times in its March 29 edition, reported that 20 alleged commercial sex workers, including five Nigerians, and a pregnant woman between the ages of 18 and 35, were arrested in a swoop by the police in a brothel in Accra.

The operation was carried out at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and Chisco, near Avenor, in Accra.

Military Officer allegedly kills sex worker

A suspected military officer is alleged to have killed a 28-year-old Nigerian woman, believed to be a commercial sex worker at a hotel in Takoradi.
The suspect, believed to be a client of Vera Edafeh Oboko stabbed her several times and dumped her body in a washroom at the Ridge Way Hotel.

According to DSP Olivia Adiku, a public relations officer for the western regional police command told the Press that an attendant of the hotel first reported the incident to the Takoradi police after workers saw blood spilling from the room of the clients.

“We moved to the hotel and saw the blood but couldn’t enter the room because the door was locked. But after several failed attempts to open the door; we forcibly broke into the room."

"We saw her [Obolo] naked with the stabs in her stomach, throat and her left thigh in a pool of blood,” she said.




Credit:Ghanaian Times