Islam clerics have asserted that election riggers and internet fraudsters aka Yahoo Boys are wasting their time fasting and engaging in other religious rites in the month of Ramadan.
Professor Taofik Azeez, Chief Imam of the University of Abuja and the Missioner, Islamic Youth League, Abeokuta, Ustadh Jubril Awwal, made the assertion while addressing reporters in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
They averred that God will not accept such spiritual acts from the aforementioned persons, adding that they are observing Ramadan in vain.
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The Chief Imam, who is also the chief missionary of the Dawa Front in Nigeria said the Yahoo Boys are wasting their time fasting.
The clergyman said it would not be acceptable for the Yahoo guys to use the proceeds got from scamming to build a mosque.
He said, “It is a sin. They steal people’s money through diabolical means. Even, if they spend their money to build mosques, Allah is not going to accept it, because Allah is pure and is not accepting anything except what is pure.
“Yahoo boys, kidnappers are fasting in vain. They must repent and they must not return to their business after Ramadan.”
The IYL Missioner, in his remarks, said election riggers and Yahoo boys that are fasting are fasting in vain.
He said, “The month of Ramadan is to get the fear of Allah. The essence of Ramadan is to fear Allah.
“If someone has been involved in immoral acts, there is no way his fast can be accepted except he repents.”
Also speaking, the Imam of Liberty Mosque in Abeokuta, Ustadh Rasheed Adeyanju, warned election riggers and Yahoo boys against wasting their time during Ramadan.
He said, “These people, Yahoo boys and election riggers are bad people and are not friends of Allah.
“They have made people suffer with their actions. Their fasting is a waste of time except they stop the act and repent.”
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