By Enyichukwu Enemanna
The Nigeria Police Force police has arrested an alleged kidnapper, Mr. John Lyon based in Abuja who is popular for flaunting large sums of cash and displaying same on the social media where he encourages his followers to “hustle”.
His gang has been accused of carrying out several high profile abductions and robbery in Bayelsa State and other parts of the Niger Delta region.
Nicknamed “Lion”, the suspect was at the weekend traced to Abuja from Bayelsa State by the police.
In viral videos seen after his arrest, Lyon, handcuffed and only in boxers, is seen kneeling on the floor, weeping profusely and begging for mercy, claiming that his wife had just been delivered of a baby.
While being questioned, he confessed to being a kidnapper but said he only kidnapped two people.
However, a man in the video who claimed to be one of Lyon’s victims, contradicted him and insisted that he had kidnapped more than two people.
The suspect had posted pictures of himself with police officers as his bodyguards during an APC function and another during a church programme where he was captured singing and praising God.
Reports have it that Lyon, is a younger brother to David Lyon who almost became Governor of Bayelsa State in 2019.
David Lyon was declared winner of a governorship poll in 2019, but a day to his swearing-in, his election was invalidated by the Supreme Court which ruled that his running mate, Degi Eremienyo Wangagra submitted a fake certificate to INEC.
The apex court ordered that Douye Diri of PDP who came second in the election be issued a certificate of return and sworn in as Governor.