Police nab suspected kidnapper who flaunts wealth on social media
Detectives from the Bayelsa Police Command have arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, John Ewa, who had been on the wanted list of the police in the state.
The police trailed Ewa, who goes by the alias Lion, to Abuja, where they nabbed him on Saturday.
The suspect, who flaunts his wealth on social media, is believed to be involved in several kidnap incidents around Yenagoa, the state capital.
In a six-second clip that trended on social media at the weekend, Ewa, dressed in his pyjamas, was seen displaying notes of foreign currency and saying, “Get money for this life, hussle, hussle.”
However, another video of his arrest also surfaced at the weekend on social media.
In the one minute five seconds clip, a sobbing Ewa was seen wearing only pants, kneeling on the ground with his hands handcuffed, and apparently responding to questions from officers.
He said, “Please, forgive me. My wife just born sef.”
With both hands chained, Lyon pleaded for mercy, saying he was only involved in kidnap operation twice.
A voice suspected to be that a detective asked the suspect in pidgin, “So, are you saying it is only two persons you have joined your gang to kidnap?” to which he responded, “Yes, sir.”, and the policeman concluded, “You are a liar!”
The voice of one of his victims was also heard, as he identified the suspect when he and his gang members kidnapped him.
Although his face was not shown in the video, the man, who also spoke in pidgin, shouted on top of his voice.
“I saw you on one of the days when I was almost beaten to death in your den. You slept on a bench while I was being tortured. When we get to the court, I will identify you before the judge.”
Lyon, who continued weeping paused for a while and said, “Oga, I don’t know anything about your matter.”
But the man stood his ground before the footage, which has attracted several comments on social media, ended.
Different pictures and videos of Lyon’s flamboyance amid the biting hardship in the land are circulating on social media.
The spokesman for the state police command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest of Ewa.
He said, “We are going to issue a statement tomorrow (Monday) or parade the suspect.”
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