Police Set To Arraign Celebrity Kidnap Kingpin Spraying Dollars on Social Media

Police Set To Arraign Celebrity Kidnap Kingpin Spraying Dollars on Social Media

  • The Nigerian police command says it will prosecute celebrity kidnapper John Lyon before a High Court in Bayelsa
  • Lyon was arrested a couple of months after releasing a video of himself dancing and spraying hard currency
  • He was paraded at the Nigerian police command in Bayelsa state alongside his accomplices

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Bayelsa, Yenagoa - John Lyon, a notorious kidnapper, is set to be arraigned before the law court by the Bayelsa state police command on Wednesday, November 30.

According to Punch, his imminent arraignment was made known via a statement issued by Asinim Butswat, the Bayelsa state police command spokesperson.

John Lyon, Kidnapper, Police, Bayelsa
John Lyon was famous for his lavish lifestyle on social media before he was nabbed by police operatives. Photo: John Lyon
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The statement states that Lyon will be docked for arraignment alongside his accomplices at the High Court 6, Yenogoa.

As contained in the statement, Lyon will be arraigned alongside his gang leader, Emmanuel Angase.

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The statement reads:

“The celebrity kidnapper John Ewa ‘aka’ John Lyon and others will be arraigned in High Court 6, Yenagoa, today 30 November 2022, by 0900 hours.”

How Lyon was arrested

The 30-year-old Lyon came to public notice when a video of him surfaced on social media where he was dancing and spraying hard currency.

Days later, after the video's release, Lyon was apprehended by the Nigerian Police alongside his accomplices.

The suspects were paraded afterward at the police command, where Lyon confessed that he had been involved with multiple kidnap operations.

He also confessed that he gave out information that led to the kidnap of his former boss, Danjuma Omeje whom they collected N45 million for his freedom.

Lyon said after the operation's success, they gave Omeja N1.5 million as medical treatment fee for his haling mother.

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The alleged abductor is a native of Cross River from the Akwagom-Eruan Community in Boki local government.

‘Kidnapper’ who flaunts dollars on social media arrested, weeps in police custody, video trends online

Recall that Legit.ng reported that police arrested John Lyon who flaunted wads of cash, dollar notes to be precise, on social media.

The authorities nabbed Lyon after the video of his activities went viral on the internet and thereby caught the attention of Nigerians as well as the Force.

Meanwhile, a video of Lyon is also gaining massive attention online as he was seen weeping, claiming to be innocent, noting he has no idea of what he was being accused of.

Source: Legit.ng

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