Armed police and soldiers unleashed on Tamale prostitutes

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A combined team of armed police and military personnel have been tasked to arrest prostitutes found soliciting for clients within known suburbsin the Tamale Metropolis.

The latest directive follows the expiration of an ultimatum issued by city authorities to commercial sex workers within the city to stop their illicit business or incur the wrath of authorities.

In a release issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the assembly Issah Musah, it stated that have been issued with express instructions to deal ruthlessly with young ladies found in obscure places within the city soliciting for clients.

“The security agencies acting on the strengths of section 274 and 275 of the criminal code of Ghana will also clamp down on all identified joints or street corners for call girls or prostitutes and all those apprehended made to face the consequences of their actions”, he said.

Background

The Tamale Metropolis since the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2008 of which it played host to some of the participating teams has become a breeding ground for prostitution involving some teenagers.

Some of these prostitutes from neighbouring countries appear to have been operating in the city ever since raising concerns about the commitment of city authorities in dealing with the situation.

It is gathered that prominent drinking bars and a hotel (name withheld) serves as operational area for these commercial sex workers who charged between GH¢50 to GH¢150 for a hot sexual bout.

The presence of these harlots in the region has kept most drinking spots and bars operating 24 hours.

The Bank of Ghana road and the main Hospital road opposite the Volta River Authority have now become more busy than they used to as these harlots would not spare any gorgeously dressed gentleman who passes by.

Though some of them are unable to speak the local dialect properly, some woo their clients through missing link signs as if they were deaf and dumb.

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