MP Leads Course To Arrest Over 50 Commercial Sex Workers In Koforidua


The Member of Parliament(MP) for the New Juaben South Constituency on Saturday, June 10 inspired an operation by the Koforidua District Police Command which led to the arrest of over 50 commercial sex workers in the Eastern regional capital.

Mr. Michael Kofi Okyere Baafi led the charge for the arrests which had a composition of more than 90 percent of Nigerian descent at notable brothels and ghettos in the regional capital.

According to the MP who doubles as the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, the upsurge of commercial sex in Koforidua tends to negatively corrupt the youth and taint the reputable image of the regional capital.

Hitherto the arrest, the MP had vowed to make commercial sex an unprofitable venture in the region.

Confirming the operation while addressing congregants at Pentecost International Worship Center in Koforidua  (PIWC-KOFORIDUA) over the weekend, Mr. Okyere Baafi cautioned that prostitution will not be encouraged in Koforidua and called on residents particularly landlords to volunteer information about commercial sex workers in their area for the police to clamp down on them.

“Yesterday, I directed the police to do an operation in town, and so they started the first batch of operation, and we want to arrest all the prostitutes that have come to the town. We managed to arrest about 50 people, and we will put them before the court and about 99 percent of them are Nigerians.”

“Prostitution in Koforidua will not be tolerated, and we urge you to help us to deal with the act in the town,” the MP added.