A Nigerian woman identified as Chioma Abaraonye has been arrested by the Ghana Immigration Service for allegedly running a prostitution ring.
Abaraonye is accused of trafficking girls to the West African country under the guise of employing them as sales girls in a mega-mall she owns in Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region of Ghana.
She introduced them to prostitution when the girls discovered that no such mall existed.
According to a report by ghanaweb.com, her victims are asked to pay GH¢ 8000 (N 537,777) each on arrival in Ghana with a daily target of at least GH¢100 (N 6,722).
“Each night we have to bring at least 100 cedis, otherwise, they will beat us,” one of her victims was quoted as saying.
A 23-year-old woman trafficked for sex disclosed that she has to sleep with up to 10 men a night to meet her daily target.
“If not you won’t know peace. When we came, the madam and her Ghanaian accomplice called Sof took our blood, fingernails, and pubic hair and told us that now that they have those things from us, if anyone reveals the secret, they will make the person mad, the victim painfully recounts said.
Abaraonye, who has been transferred to Accra for further interrogation, said she brought the girls to Ghana because they requested for her help.
“They said they wanted help, so I brought them. And because of the transport and accommodation and food so charging them is it a big deal? she asked.
Her Ghanaian accomplice is reportedly on the run.