The suspected prostitutes
The 23 suspected prostitutes who were arrested by the Cantonments police last Sunday night have been fined GH¢11,040 by an Accra Magistrate Court.
The convicts were each ordered to pay a fine of 40 penalty units (GH¢480) or in default spend seven months in jail.
They were made to sign a bond to be of good behaviour.
The convicted prostitutes are Nigerians, Ghanaians, Togolese, Liberians, a Béninoise and a Cameroonian.
They are Princess Azani, 25, Nigerian; Josephine Zola, 23, Liberian; Augustine Dufie, 23, Ghanaian; Janet Oje, 40, Nigerian; Monica Olenloa, 24, Nigerian; Biana Sunday, 25, Nigerian; Blessing Abu, 55, Nigerian; Ejiro Tunde Emieem, 32, Nigerian; Lisa Olenloa, 24, Beninoire and Bridget Martin, 50, Nigerian.
The rest are Justina Festus, 25, Nigerian; Tina Solomon 35, Nigerian; Latifa Neeway, 34, Liberian; Patience Atsu, 25, Ghanaian; Joyce Agyeman, 24, Ghanaian; Linda Oge, 22, Nigerian; Blessing George, 15, Liberian; Felicia Opoku, 22, Ghanaian; Precious Ofani, 28, Nigerian; Nathali Okereke, 25; Beauty Jackson, 25, Nigerian; Lela Omoware, 39, Nigerian and Jennifer Kenedy, 25, Nigerian.
The convicts were operating at some busy areas at the Italian Embassy, Osu Oxford Streets, Togo Embassy, Dankwa Circle and the Akufo-Addo intersection areas.
Police reports have indicated that the convicts, dressed in miniskirts, tight pairs of trousers and shorts, and strap straddled as blouses, thus revealing their body parts and shapes, jump into the streets to peep through any vehicle that moves on those sections of the roads and harass diplomats.
According to reports, Jennifer Kennedy, who is said to have a nine-year-old son, locked up the boy in the room and left to practise her trade.
After her arrest, the police had to break into the apartment to free the boy.
The court has asked the police to hand the foreigners over to the Ghana Immigration Service for possible deportation.