Sakawa is a widespread practice in Ghana which combines modern internet-based fraud practices with traditional Akan religious rituals. It is just the local name for internet scam. It is so rampantly used nowadays to the extent that even kids would understand what you are talking about just at the mention of the word, sakawa.
It is true that there are internet fraudsters in almost every part of the world, but that of Ghana has really metamorphosed into a higher and ‘more mature’ stage. The Sakawa boys of Ghana do not succeed only with the combination of wits, persuasion, subtlety, expertise and intelligence which are the normal characteristics of internet scamming; they also use some kinds of abracadabra. I mean juju or call it voodoo.
The extent to which this underground business has grown in Ghana is quite alarming. These boys are scattered everywhere that you may not be able to cover a distance of ten feet without meeting a group of them, hearing the word or seeing it boldly written somewhere. The worst part of it is that they are making it as well as getting way with it. They ride costly cars and live big.
What I really want to bring to your notice here is that there are particular areas in Ghana where these rogues are found in greater number. Click “CONTINUE READING” to see them