Operatives of Operation Puff Adder Abuja have arrested popular Abuja big boy kidnap kingpin John Lyon (John Ewa), a member of a high-profile kidnapping syndicate terrorising Bayelsa State and its environment.
John Ewa, a notorious kidnap kingpin John Lyon was arrested in Abuja alongside three members of his gang.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that John Ewa was Born on 22 Dec 1986 but changed his name to John Lyon when he was a dispatch rider at Sterling bank. He was later sacked due to alleged involvement in criminal activities at the bank.
It was learnt, that while working at the bank, he ran several errands for his superior which gave him access to privileged information which was supplied to criminal elements to carry out operations.
After his appointment was terminated, Ewa claimed to be a graduate of the University of Calabar and recruited boys to run a kidnap syndicate with a specialisation in kidnapping high-profile residents of the state.
According to investigations, operatives of Puff Adder got on the trail of Ewa after the arrest of two suspects, Kingsley Innocent and Godlives Donald involved in the kidnap of Mr Danjuma Emeije a manager with Premium Trust Bank Yenagoa.
Emeije was kidnapped on June 30 2022 and was released after he was said to have parted with a ransom of 50 Million.
Police sources said Ewa, who runs Lyon Interior hub as a cover for his criminal activities, is known for his lavish lifestyle and heavy spending at nightclubs in Yenagoa.
He was said to have masterminded the kidnap of the sister to former governor Seriake Dickson and top Igbo businessmen forcing many of them to relocate from the state.
During interrogation, Police sources said Ewa confessed to having been involved in only two kidnap incidents and denied being part of the gang that kidnapped Danjuma.
kidnap kingpin John Lyon who lived lavishly before his arrest was seen in a viral video pleading for forgiveness as he alleged that his wife just delivered a baby boy.
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