The Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) says its set to deport 72 Nigerian women and a Togolese for being in the country illegally.
Most of the Nigerian deportees were also said to have engaged in prostitution in Ghana, apart from lacking the requisite resident permits.
They were arrested along with nine Ghanaians in a swoop at the Redco Flats neighbourhood at Madina in Accra on Thursday, September 20.
The Ghanaians are to be handed over to the Ghana Police Service for prosecution.
Briefing newsmen during a Press Conference yesterday, Public Affairs of the GIS, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI), Linda Asare Mantey, at a press briefing said the swoop was based on intelligence the service gathered.
According to her, 20 of the suspects were arrested at the Junior Hotel at Madina whilst the rest were arrested in the same vicinity, which is noted for prostitution activities.
According to her, the suspects “have built ghettos and kiosks where they operate,” adding that some of the suspects were arrested in the act.