- Not fewer than 25 Nigerian ladies are set to be deported from Ghana, according to Ghana Immigration Service
- The Nigerian ladies were accused of engaging in prostitution in the Bono East Region of the country
- The immigration service also issued a strong warning to foreigners illegally residing in the region to "start packing"
The Ghana Immigration Service is reportedly set to deport 25 Nigerian ladies arrested in the Bono East Region of the country over alleged prostitution.
According to Daily Trust, the regional commander of Immigration Service Department in the Bono East Region, Chief Superintendent Enoch Annor Abrokwa, said the girls would be deported to Nigeria as soon as the process was completed.
Legit.ng learns that their arrest followed the regional minister, Kofi Amaokohere's directive to security agents to tidy up the region and chase out the unlawful elements.
Chief Superintendent Abrokwa said the country is engaging in a renewed campaign to chase out foreigners who engage in unlawful acts in the territory.
According to him, the suspected prostitutes were arrested in the Nkoranza South and Kintampo South of the region when officers of the Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service stormed the area.
He said: “Our men raided some notorious spots in the towns around 12am and 3am on the fateful day and picked about 25 prostitutes, all Nigerians."
The immigration officer added that none of the girls had any valid form of identification in their possession at the time they were arrested.
“None of the girl’s had any form of identification cards, such as Voter’s Identification card and Passports,” he said.
Chief Superintendent Annor said the Ghana Immigration Service will immediately commence the process for their deportation.
Annor issued a strong warning to foreigners illegally residing in the region saying: "I want to use this opportunity to warn all foreigners in Bono East Region, who do not have appropriate documents to start packing, because the Immigration Service will come after them.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian high commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019.
Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the comptroller-general of GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana.
The high commissioner said that 723 Nigerians were deported on alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between the January 2018 and January 2019.
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