Two Nigerian women have been arrested in Ghana for allegedly luring girls with job promises only to force them into prostitution.
According to Buzz Ghana, Mba and Chioma were arrested at Baatsona in Accra, Ghana, on charges human trafficking and running a prostitution cartel in that country.
They were said to have recruited girls from different parts of Nigeria with the promise of getting them well-paying jobs in Ghana only to make them swear to oaths and force them into prostitution against their wishes.
Six of their victims between the ages of 21 and 26, who were said to have been locked up in a hotel at Baatsona, were rescued by the police during a raid while the mastermind of the ring, another Nigerian lady identified only as Slim Angel, is currently on the run.
Some of the rescued victims told the police that they were brought from Nigeria to Ghana on March 14, 2017, by the two suspects, on transit to Germany and Dubai, where they were told they would be employed as housekeepers.
However, the victims claimed that as soon as they arrived in Ghana, they were compelled to engage in prostitution in nightclubs and hotels, after being locked up in a hotel room and made to swear an oath.
The victims added that they were made to pay between N500,000 and N555,000 and were denied food and water for some days, when they initially refused to engage in the illegal trade, forcing them to rescind their decisions.