To further stem the tide of illegal acts in the country, Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has concluded arrangement to deport 73 Nigerians and one Togolese women apprehended for prostitution et al.
It would be recalled that the suspects were arrested recently following an intense raid carried out by the GIS enforcement unit at Redco Flats neighbourhood at Madina area.
In custody were 72 Nigerians, one Togolese as well as nine other Ghanaians.
Addressing journalists, Linda Asare Mantey, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration and second-in-command (2IC) at the GIS Public Affairs said all the apprehended foreign nationals would be deported while Ghanaian counterpart have been handed to the Police for prosecution.
The immigration boss said 20 of the suspects were arrested at the Junior Hotel at Madina, known to be a red light zone for prostitution.
‘For the record, it is illegal to come to the country and engage in prostitution,’ Supt. Linda Asare Mantey remarked.
Mantey also cautioned that the Ghana Immigration Service will soon turn attention to owners and managers of hotel facilities who hire their facilities out to irregular migrants and locals to use for prostitution.