“Akuma’su Adie3” (A Hearts Desire) A Metal Mural Depicting The Psychology of Fraud

Abubakari Muhammed-Arafat, ISAAC KWABENA AGYEI


Fraud has over the past decade become an epidemic, impacting not only Ghana as a country or Africa as a continent but the whole world. It has proven to be a most challenging criminal act to tackle and address and hence has left many nations stunned. In Ghana Fraud accounts for about 47.7% of victimization rate in Ghana as was recorded in a 2010 report issued by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC,2010). It has since then towered in severity, manifolds. In response to this increasing menace, the need arose to establish the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). This was because the “responsibility and management of fraud as well as corruption could no longer be left to police and other quasi anti-crime organizations alone. However, with the increasing sophistication of society, complex frauds and other economic crimes, EOCO despite many efforts has even become more widespread. Education and sensitization of the masses has become ever more needed in the prevention and detection of fraud. The project hence is an attempt to contribute to the education of the public regarding the severity of fraud and the need to be aware and vigilant in regards fraudulent tricks and antics through metal art. It employs various metal working methods and techniques in creating an amazing metal art which serves as an effective communicative tool for creating awareness on the psychology behind fraudulent acts in general and in particular Ghana. The production of this art piece further, exposes and widens the practical application and creativity of metal artists.

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/89-01

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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