Police in the Northern Region of Ghana have arrested 13 Nigerian commercial $ex workers after a raid which took place on Wednesday.
The arrested commercial $ex workers were handed over to the country’s Immigration Service who are now investigating the routes the $ex workers entered Ghana from.
The police operation forms part of a general action by the Tamale metropolis to clamp down on activities of commercial $ex workers which the assembly says has become a menace.
“Investigations are ongoing to establish their immigration status. We are very much interested in finding the trends the routes they used, the documents they used to enter the country, how they are living in the country and all that” Northern Regional Commander of the Immigration Service, Mr. Edward Kofi Owusu told Citi News.
However some of the $ex workers accused the police of extorting them and making daily demands of GHS 5 from them.
“They were saying it is police money and when I ask them what it is for they just say I should just pay the money. Every day they take GHS 5. It is not as if I like this work but it is because of the safety of my junior sister. I have finished Senior High School,” one of the $ex workers said.
This is the third time such an operation has been conducted in the area with many of the suspects repatriated after investigations.