Four people 2 Nigerians and 2 Ghanaians have been busted along the Aflao town of the Ghana-Togo border for attempting to traffic forty girls to the Gulf State through the Nigerian airports.
The two buses fully loaded with girls in their youthful ages were intercepted at the Aflao -Ghana- Togo border by the Ghana Immigration sector command. The officials after interrogation realized the occupants of the said two buses were victims of trafficking ostensibly to the Gulf States due to the recent ban placed by authorities in the Ghana.
upon further interrogation of the unsuspecting victims,almost all admitted to been recruited by unsuspecting agencies except one who said she is student in Saudi Arabia and studying Arabic but had come for a funeral of a relative in Ghana and so due to the ban on young ones travelling to the Gulf States had difficulties travelling through Ghana and had to resort to Nigeria airports. Those who admitted been recruited said,they paid one thousand Ghana cedis to the recruiting agencies as processing fees.
Asked what has triggered their desire to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures,one said she happens to the breadwinner in her family and has being doing petty trading to pay the school fees of her siblings as well as take care of her child. So she was convinced by a friend that,working in the Gulf States is the fastest way of making money. Asked whether if re-integrated would try going through another means she answered negative.
This bizarre incident happened because of the recent public outrage on the inhumane treatment meted out to the girls by the least provocation by their house masters in the Gulf States.They are frequently recruited by dubious agencies for fees and sent to the Gulf State to work mainly as domestic workers and they end up by been overly abused and sometimes even lose their lives; while others return with life threatening injuries.
The public relations officer of the Ghana Immigration Service Chief Superintendent Francis Palmdeti espoused the readiness of his outfit to help arrest the situation that has put the country on the map lately for bad reasons. He said they have been fully equipped to detect such moves and also reiterated that, the four perpetrators would face the full rigors of the law if found guilty.Asked how soon the victims would be re-integrated back into the society, he said as soon as some assessment is done on them.