Viral video below shows unidentified white woman who traveled all the way to Ghana in West Africa to arrest internet fraudster who defrauded her. Internet fraudsters in Ghana are popularly called the ‘Sakawa boys’.
According to Adomonline, the white woman was defrauded some years back by the suspect identified as Solomon Attah, to the tune of 20,000 euros (GHC 113,000). He thereafter, he cut ties with her.
The woman then traced Attah to Ghana and arrested him with the help of local police.
In the video, operatives of Ghana’s Criminal Investigations Department were seen trying to gain access into the house where Attah and some other suspected internet fraudsters were living and carrying out their activities.
Attah and his crew attempted to bolt but the police personnel were quick enough to capture them. They were arrested and taken to the police station.
While the arrest was taking place, the white man that accompanied the woman demanded that Attah paid part or the full amount of money he extorted.
Attah said he’s ready to do that. There was a car parked in the compound which he could be heard saying that he’ll sell for 10,000 Euros, which covers half of the amount.
Watch the video below
The Sakawa Boys
Sakawa is believed to be a Ghanaian term for illegal practices which combine modern Internet-based fraud with African traditionalist rituals. The rituals, which are mostly in the form of sacrifices, are intended to spiritually manipulate victims so that the scammer’s fraud is successful. The term Sakawa referred to specific online scams but has since broadened to include all types of online frauds and scams mainly targeting foreigners
Internet fraudsters in Ghana are easy to spot. The young men in fast cars have become such a conspicuous group that they even have their own nickname. Meet the Sakawa boys. In Nigeria, they are called the “Yahoo boys”.
The Sakawa boys are so renowned in Ghana that a primary school pupil can point one out – their lavish lifestyle gives them away.