- How a banker turned a notorious kidnapper has become a mystery Nigerians are trying to unravel in recent days
- John Lyon, Bayelsa kidnap kingpin was arrested and paraded on Saturday by police operatives in Abuja who has been tracking him for a long time
- The development stirred reactions online since, interestingly, throwback photos of him celebrating his birthday have also generated mixed reactions on social media
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Social media was abuzz on Saturday, September 24, when Security Operatives arrested a notorious kidnapper, who is among the Kidnappers terrorizing communities in Bayelsa State.
However, old photos of the alleged kidnapper have surfaced online, celebrating his birthday inside the banking hall with a colleague.
The photos which were shared online by Rivers Mirror on Wednesday, September 28, have since caused a stir on social media.
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Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Fairvor Kay wrote:
"I rebuke him to be an Arsenal fan.
"He's a Chelsea fan ."
Ordinary Guy said
"London clubs at it again.....am not surprised they are the cowboys of England."
David Keyz noted
"I talk am say this guy no fit to dey support my own Chelsea"
Emmanuel Etochukwu Trust stated
"They will always come to arsenal to build their career and later go to chelsea to win trophies."
Nwoko Joshua maintained
"Arsenal during celebration and chelsea during stealing thnxGod we Man u are exempted."
Prince Buchi wrote
"He was trying to let us know that Chelsea FC can eat Arsenal FC like a cake.. "
"No legit human pays N10m for table": Frank Ufomadu, Okon Lagos trade words over man arrested for kidnapping
In a similar development, Nigerian singer Paul Okoye, also known as Rudeboy of the P-Square music group, joined many voices to react following the report of the arrest of a suspected kidnap kingpin named ‘Lyon’ in Abuja.
Popular actor Ime Bishop aka Okon Lagos agreed with Rudeboy and added that those who enjoy money and lavish gifts from people without a clear source of income should be given equal treatment with the culprit as accomplices.
Filmmaker Frank Ufomadu found Okon's statement hypocritical and tackled the actor by calling him out for charging as high as N5m and N10m for tables just to make people laugh.
Lyon weeps in police custody after arrest
Video footage of John Lyon, an alleged kidnapper weeping like a child in police custody, trended online.
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In the video, the suspect, popularly known as “Lion White”, was shirtless, putting on only boxers.
Without both hands chained, Lyon pleaded for mercy, saying he was only involved in kidnap operation twice.