Bayelsa State Police set to Arraign Known Kidnapper, John Lyon and Associates Today

Kidnap kingpin John Lyon and his accomplice

The Bayelsa state police command has announced the commands readiness to arraign celebrity kidnapper, John Ewa (popularly known as John Lyon), today being Wednesday, November 30. The celebrity who flaunted cash and affluence online was  arrested in September 2022.





According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Asinim Butswat, John Lyon and his cohorts will be arraigned in High Court 6, Yenagoa, today.


“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.”




30-year-old Lyon who is from Akwagom-Eruan Community in Boki LGA of Cross River State, was arrested alongside his gang leader, Emmanuel Angase,



While confessing to the crime, John Lyon claimed that his friends (the kidnap gang) asked him to give them the address of his former boss, Danjuma Omeje, and that few days later, they kidnapped Omeje and collected a ransom of N45 million from him.


He said that after the operation they gave him N1.5 million as assistance to take care of the medical bills of his sick mother in the hospital.

“I also gave them the address of one Akeem Olushola, who they also kidnapped and collected N80 million as ransom. After that operation they gave me N3.5 million.”he said

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