Nigeria Arrested For Trafficking Prostitutes

The Tarkwa Police in the Western Region have arrested a Nigerian woman for allegedly trafficking Nigerian girls to Ghana to engage in prostitution.

According to sources, the suspect, Vitoria Omotayo, promised to offer the girls lucrative jobs in Ghana.

They told DAILY GUIDE that “Victoria usually approaches some parents in Nigeria and inform them that she is a prominent businesswoman in Ghana with a big business that needs some ladies to help with the sales. However, after bringing the girls to Ghana, Victoria Omotayo would allegedly force the innocent girls to engage in prostitution and threaten them with death.”

Confirming the arrest, Supt Kwabena Acheampong, Tarkwa Police Crime Officer, disclosed that at about 3:30am yesterday, three victims walked into the charge office at the Tarkwa Police Station to report the case after engaging in prostitution for two weeks.

The Crime Officer indicated that the three victims, who managed to escape, narrated that the suspect took their hair, pubic hair, nails, brassieres and panties when they arrived in Ghana.

“This was put fear in them that if they run away they will be killed so out of fear they also obliged,” the police officer pointed out.

He disclosed that some police personnel followed the young girls to their hideout at dawn and arrested Victoria.

The police chief mentioned that the police were able to rescue 13 girls between the ages of 18 and 26 from the place where they had been enslaved.

He pointed out that the police had also mounted a search for a 16-year-old girl, who became seriously ill after an illegal abortion Victoria did for her.

Supt Acheampong revealed that investigations into the case had commenced and that the police would arrest all those involved.

He warned those engaged in the illegal business, particularly in the Tarkwa area, to desist from the practice or else the law would deal with them.