A notorious kidnap kingpin, John Lyon, popularly known as ‘Lion’ has been arrested in Abuja by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
Naija News understands that the suspect, who was traced and arrested in Abuja, is among the kidnap gangs terrorising Bayelsa State and its environs.
In a viral video, Lyon confessed that he has only participated in the abduction of two people, adding that he was not the ring leader of the crime syndicate.
The kidnap suspect pleaded for forgiveness from security operatives and an indicter, saying his wife just delivered a baby.
Details of his arrest are still sketchy as of the time of filing its report.
Watch the video below.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their reactions to the arrest of the notorious kidnapper.
See some of the reactions online.
This guy John Lyon, popularly known as Lion was tracked down arrested in Abuja after his last job.
An alleged kidnapper and part of a kidnapping gang operating in Bayelsa State. pic.twitter.com/QDK4rLDWIV
— Deniride (@Edirined) September 24, 2022
The first video was enough to discern the kind of person he was. Whether he was into something illicit or not, this is clearly not someone I would want to be associated with.
Values people! Values!!
Meet John Lyon. Abuja big boy by day, kidnapper by night. pic.twitter.com/NUswChummj
— Florence Newton (@FlorencenewtonO) September 25, 2022
Millionaire Kidnapper, John Lyon a.k.a IK- Kpai-kpai Arrested In Abuja.
▪︎John Lyon is from Bayelsa State.
▪︎ Born on 22 Dec 1986.
▪︎ He was a former staff of Sterling bank.
▪︎ He uses the name Lyon interior hub as a cover up for his many kidnapping activities. (1) pic.twitter.com/4V6R3N4jCU
— Rivers_Man_🇳🇬 (@MikeMonday17) September 25, 2022
Chinmark who scammed many with investment return is the first person;I was a victim, John Lyon who kidnaps people is the second one, both were always showing how much they love God. Do not go to church to give testimonies, you might be exposing yourself to these wolves pic.twitter.com/BMJaJ1J4d1
— Dr. Nnanyelugo (@Nnanyelugo13) September 25, 2022
They caught Hush Puppi, they arrested John Lyon – You, you , you yes I mean you. Continue using fraud money to Gara oh
— Urbanaira _ Straight out of the trenches EP (@iamurbanaira) September 25, 2022
Criminal masterminds and the tendency to flaunt unkosher spoils sizzled with motivational quotes. Hushpuppi, and recently John Lyon, self-confessed kidnapper. Society makes success about showy opulence – not substance. This in itself is a motivation for crime. Reordering society.
— Fredrick Nwabufo (@FredrickNwabufo) September 25, 2022
John Lyon, The Millionaire kidnapper flaunts his expensive lifestyle on the internet.
Before today, I’m sure no one knew him to be a kidnapper
Do you still want to kill yourself over things you see on the internet?
Better keep it legit and be happy with what you have. Ire o!!
— RICHOBA (@OAlapo) September 25, 2022
This is John Lyon the arrested kidnapper wearing an APC t-shirt. He was a proud APC member. Imagine if this was Peter Obi’s face on his shirt, Nigeria would have been on fire.
Keyamo and co can’t say anything on this. pic.twitter.com/d2Si83r6if
— A Distinguished Field Marshal ⚡️ (@General_Oluchi) September 25, 2022
Tell God thank you in your closet.
Most times we unveil ourselves to kidnappers through our testimonies in church.
They are everywhere, even in the church.
The picture below!!!
This is I.K Lyon also known as John Lyon the just arrested kidnapper in Abuja. pic.twitter.com/23W97oWeX2
— Dapsy𓃵 (@symplyDAPO) September 24, 2022