Vietnamese girls rescued from sex trade in Takoradi

Friday 7th March , 2014 5:48 pm

prostitutesSix Vietnamese women have been rescued from sex trade in Takoradi in the Western Region.

The women, aged between 25 and 35 years, were lured into the country by some Chinese to work in a restaurant but ended up being used for sex trade in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

The Head of the Anti-human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police, Mrs Patience Quaye, told journalists that the women were being sheltered in Accra by the Unit while the two Chinese, who were keeping the victims in custody for sex trade, had been arrested and investigations are underway.

The police said its investigations revealed that only expatriates were permitted to engage the women in sex and that the Chinese charged $100 dollars per an hour for sex with any of the victims.

Mrs. Quaye said after the investigations the girls would be repatriated and wait for directives from the Attorney General’s Department on how to deal with the Chinese.

She said the Unit had information from Interpol last year that some Vietnamese girls had been taken to Ghana for sex trade and investigations led to the rescue of the girls in Takoradi last Wednesday by the Anti-human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service at Anaji near Takoradi in the Western Region.

Mrs Quaye cautioned the public to be careful when promised luxurious jobs outside Ghana because some Ghanaians also suffered similar fate in Gulf countries where they were engaged in the sex trade.

Source: GNA