Nigeria: John Lyon, a kidnapper who is an alleged operative of a crime syndicate in Bayelsa state, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
According to some sources, Lyon was said to have been arrested on Saturday in the federal capital territory (FCT) by officers of the Bayelsa police command. Over the weekend, A video showing the alleged kidnapper being handcuffed surfaced on social media.
The video was of a duration of less than 2 minutes. In the video, the arrested criminal, Lyon can be seen confessed to kidnapping. Further, he also added that he only joined the syndicate to carry out two operations.
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In the video featured on social media, the alleged notorious criminal was also seen begging for forgiveness for his crime, while stating that his wife had just delivered a baby.
“Sir, please forgive me. My wife just born self,” he said in the video, where he could also be seen shedding tears.
As a part of Preliminary investigations, the police authorities have been looking into the man’s past life, According to his Facebook profile, Lyon has worked for a bank from 2008 to 2014.
The kidnapper also identified himself as the chief executive officer of Lions Interior Hub.
On numerous Facebook posts, Lyon also identified himself as a member and supporter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The investigations have revealed that Lyon’s social media posts feature him showing off luxurious items, displays of religiosity and posting motivational quotes about success.
In a Facebook post published almost two years ago on April 27, 2020, he told his followers to keep working hard and “stay safe”.
“Nothing good ever cames(sic) from too many people knowing your business. Being private and lowkey is the best way to be. #Hustle Hard #stay safe,” the social media post wrote.