Published On: Thu, Aug 8th, 2019

Nigerian arrested in Ghana for trafficking prostitutes

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A joint team of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and police officers in

the Northern Region, have arrested a female Nigerian alleged to be

engaged in human trafficking.

 

The suspect one , Chioma Sabina Abaraonye, 31, is said to have been

engaged in the business of trafficking young and energetic ladies from

Nigeria to Ghana for prostitution.

 

She succeeded in trafficking two victims,(names withheld) 23, and 26

respectively into Ghana for prostitution.

 

However luck eluded her when one of her victims escaped from her and

reported the matter to the police in Tamale.

 

The suspect was subsequently arrested by the police.

 

The suspect lured her victims into Ghana claiming that she can assist

them work in Ghana as sales girls in some business institutions.

 

The victims , mostly Nigerians are trafficked through the Aflao border

into Ghana.

 

One of the victims (name withheld ) told journalists that the suspect

lured them into the country with the impression that they were coming

to work as sales girls.

 

According to her, when they arrived in Ghana , they were transported

to Tamale where reality dawn on them that they were not brought to

Tamale as sales girls but prostitutes.

 

She revealed that the suspect and her Ghanaian boyfriend took their

hair, part of their nails and forced them to take an oath indicating

that they would not reveal their activities to any authority, else

they would die.

 

‘They said they are keeping the hair and nails and if we run , they

will make us run mad’.

 

The frustrated looking victim, said they were made to sleep with men

daily and account to their madam at the end of the day.

 

“We were tasked to bring GH¢ 100 home and if you fail to get the

GH¢100 , they will beat and torture you,” one of the victims said.

 

The victim said she was tired with the maltreatment by the suspect and

her boyfriend and wanted to go back to Nigeria.

 

” I came to report the case because I want to go back to Nigeria, I

can’t use my body to make money for somebody and I want her to return

my phone and the hair, nails she took from me, “she said.

 

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International

Labour Organisation (ILO) estimate that between 200,000 and 300,000

children are trafficked each year for forced labour and sexual

exploitation in West and Central Africa.

 

The Assistant Commissioner of Immigration Northern Region, E. Kofi

Owusu, told journalists that ,the victims were forced to engage in the

prostitution in order to repay their madam for the expenses she

claimed to have incurred in bring them into Ghana.

 

Each of the girls were expected to pay back an amount GH¢ 8000 as expenses.

 

He indicated that the two victims have been transported to Ghana

Immigration Headquarters in Accra whiles the suspect is on admission

at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where she is said to be recuperating

from a relapsed after undergoing an abortion a day earlier to her

arrest.

 

The suspect is expected to be transported to Accra after she is discharged.

 

Meanwhile , the suspect’s boyfriend one Sof is currently on the

run.(Source: PeaceFM)

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