A video featuring the Founder and Senior Pastor of Salvation Ministries, David Ibiyeomie from Nigeria has sparked many reactions on the internet.
He has boldly condemned the police for not arresting internet fraudsters, who are locally known as ‘yahoo boys’. But instead collecting money from them —hence making them feel like local champions
The video featuring Pastor Ibiyeomie’s sermon appeared on his verified Instagram page on Friday.
In the video, he showed displeasure in the activities of some of the police taking money from internet fraudsters. He then charged the military to arrest them.
Pastor Ibiyeomie explained his point in the video by saying:
“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.”
Pastor Ibiyeomie expressed his innermost feelings by talking about the effect this kind of internet fraud brings upon innocent victims.
He noted that some of the victims go through depression and even die. The pain of losing huge sums of money to ‘yahoo boys’ in Nigeria is unbearable and so becomes a nightmare for the victims.
He calls the fraud monies ‘blood money’ because someone has lost his or her life on it.
He has cautioned the Nigerian police to refrain from collecting any money from them.
He questioned the police in his video by saying:
“It is a demonic satanic way of getting money. What kind of nonsense money is that? You are a thief. No matter how you colorize it, you’re a thief. You love stealing. Is it your money?” he said.
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.”
Nigeria is a well-known country as the home of internet fraudsters. It paints a bad name about the country and this has angered the man of God to call the attention of the police and other respected authorities.