Arrest ‘Yahoo Boys’, Don’t Collect Their Money – Pastor Ibiyeomie To Police
Founder and Senior Pastor of Salvation Ministries, David Ibiyeomie, has charged the Nigerian Police Force to stop collecting money from internet fraudsters, locally known as ‘yahoo boys’.
In a video of his sermon shared on his verified Instagram page on Friday, the cleric condemned policemen who collect money from internet fraudsters, admonishing the military to arrest them instead.
He said, “Internet fraud must stop in Nigeria. Police, all those ‘yahoo boys’, jail them arrest them. If you take bribes from ‘yahoo boy’, you policeman, that money will kill you. Do you know why?
“They stole from somebody who died and you collected the money. Then you and your family will die with it. Police, stop taking that kind of money but arrest them and jail them. It is blood money.”
The cleric noted that some victims of fraudsters have died due to the amount of money they lost to scam. Therefore, he condemned the act of internet fraud.
“It is a demonic satanic way of getting money. What kind of nonsense money is that? You are a thief. No matter how you colourise it, you’re a thief. You love stealing. Is it your money?” he said.
Ibiyeomie also tackled those who give chieftaincy titles to internet fraudsters. According to him, fraudsters should be treated as armed robbers, not royalty.
He said, “All people doing ‘yahoo’, stop giving them chieftaincy title. They are thieves. Why will you give a ‘yahoo’ person chieftaincy title? He’s a thief. Deal with them as armed robbers.”