Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries, has charged men of the Nigerian Police Force to stop collecting money from internet fraudsters, commonly known as ‘Yahoo boys’.
In a video of his sermon shared online on Friday, the clergyman condemned policemen who collect money from yahoo boys, saying they should be arresting them instead.
The televangelist noted that some victims of fraud have died due to the amount of money they lost, and so their blood is on the hands of any officer who takes money from fraudsters.
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.”
Ibiyeomie also tackled those who give chieftaincy titles to internet fraudsters.
He said; “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?”
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.”