Some senior commercial sex workers in Tarkwa in the Western region on Friday mercilessly beat up some young prostitutes who they blame for their collapsing business.
According to some of the older prostitutes, the younger ones have taken over their men which has led to a decrease in the prices.
The older prostitutes, who violently attacked their juniors in the open, claim the juniors who are between the ages of 14 and 17 years take a meagre 10 Ghana cedis as against their Gh¢50 preventing the men in the town to patronise them.
Starr News’ Western regional correspondent Emmanuel Ohene Gyan reports that the older prostitutes have vowed to make the streets uncomfortable for the younger prostitutes to ply the trade.
Meanwhile, the Western Regional Police Command, has arrested 18 suspected criminals and 11 women suspected to be prostitutes in a swoop in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, July 14, between 2130 and 2330 hours around “Aponkye Nkakra” avenue and Shippers Roundabout.
The Regional Police Commander DCOP Isaac Alex Quainoo said persons suspected to be commercial sex workers have been harassing people around Shippers Roundabout at night therefore the exercise was intended to curtail such illegal activities in the metropolis to ensure sanity in society.