Police arrest big boy Bayelsa ‘kidnapper’ who advised people to ‘hustle hard and stay safe’ in Abuja

The police in Bayelsa have arrested John Lyon, an alleged kidnapper who operates in the state.

Lyon was said to have been arrested on Saturday in the federal capital territory (FCT) by officers of the Bayelsa police command.

Bayelsa state police command spokesman, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the arrest said, the suspect is currently in the custody of the command.

Butswat assured that the command will provide more details about Lyon’s arrest on Monday.

A video showing the alleged kidnapper being handcuffed surfaced on social media over the weekend.

In the less than two-minute video, Lyon confessed to kidnapping, adding that he only joined the syndicate to carry out two operations.

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He was also seen begging for forgiveness over his alleged crime, saying his wife had just delivered a baby.

“Sir, please forgive me. My wife just born self,” he said in a video while shedding tears.

According to his Facebook profile, Lyon worked for a bank from 2008 to 2014.

He also identified himself as the chief executive officer of Lions Interior Hub.

On numerous Facebook posts, Lyon identified as a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is seen showing off luxurious items, displays of religiosity, and posting motivational quotes about success.

In a Facebook post published on April 27, 2020, he told his followers to keep working hard and “stay safe”.

“Nothing good ever comes (sic) from too many people knowing your business. Being private and lowkey is the best way to be.#Hustle Hard #stay safe,” he wrote.

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