A thirty-eight year old man has been arrested by the police at Sowutuom in Accra for posing as a lady prostitute.
The suspect, Ugona Agu, a Nigerian, who works as an attendant at a local eatery (chop bar) was arrested by the Sowutuom District Police Command.
In a briefing, the Sowutuom District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs Susan Mensah Adjei, said two men who were suspicious of Agu, spotted him last Tuesday at about 3am and monitored him until he tried to change his clothes behind a ‘container’ shop after his illegal business.
According to the police when Agu saw the two men were watching him, he took to his heels but was given a hot chase and apprehended.
The two men took him to the Sowutoum Police Station where the suspect was said to have confessed that he was a male prostitute who solicited for other men.
Mrs Mensah Adjei said the suspect told the police that he arrived in Ghana in January this year and had since been working as a chop bar attendant during the day and a male prostitute at night.
“He said he dresses as a woman for his customers who pay from Gh¢300 to Gh¢500 for his services for a whole night.”
The police said the suspect, who claimed he was married with children in Nigeria, had Gh¢200 and 5,510 Naira at the time of his arrest.
However, Mrs Mensah Adjei said the suspect accused the two men who arrested him of demanding and taking GH¢ 2,000 from him.
She said the police have since launched an investigation into the matter.
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