Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
POLICE have rounded up eleven women suspected to be prostitutes at various locations in Kumasi.
The police rounded them up in a move to clamp down on the illegal activities, which were gaining ground in the metropolis.
The exercise also formed part of measures the police were taking to prevent the prostitutes from giving the nation any negative image during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
They would be arraigned before court immediately investigations were over.
The police gave their names as Ama Serwaa, 24; Abena Frema, 23; Rukaya Mankubasi, 28, Elizabeth Konadu, 37, and Constance Asare, 22.
The rest were Abena Boatemaa, 19; Akua Afriyie, 19; Adwoa Yeboah, 22; Akua Mother, 19, Susanna Nabuya, 23, and Akosua Serwaa, 33.
They were arrested around Vienna City Nite Pub, Beauty Queen Drinking Spot and the Kiravi Nite Club.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, Inspector Yusif Mohammed Tanko, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that three of the suspects had confessed to soliciting for sex.
He said people erroneously believed that soliciting for sex was not a crime, and warned that the police would deal with anyone caught in the act.
The PRO expressed concern about the way young women were “selling” themselves for money when they should have been engaged in legitimate businesses to earn a living.