Thirty-six of them, all Nigerians, arrested in Kumasi and Konongo between January and April have been sent back to their country.
“Sixteen Nigerian prostitutes were also repatriated after they were arrested in Konongo by Immigration officers and policemen on the 29th of January 2019. We’ve also repatriated 20 Nigerian prostitutes in collaboration with the police this year,” Regional Director of the Immigration, Michael Kwadede, said.
Mr Osei Mensah who chairs REGSEC said growing prostitution involving minors cannot be allowed to go on.
He announced that patrons of services of prostitutes will also be arrested and prosecuted.
“It is time we have to do some of the arrest involving those who are also patronising because if you don’t go there, they would go and stand there the whole night, nobody calls them the whole night, I don’t think tomorrow they will come back,” he said.
Meanwhile, police say it is awaiting DNA test results on some women who were murdered and bodies dumped in some parts of Kumasi.