A video of John Lyon, an alleged kidnapper, known for flaunting dollars on social media, has gone viral with Lyon weeping like a child in Police Custody
In the video, the suspect popularly known as “Lion White” was shirtless, putting on only boxers and kneeling down.
Without both hands chained, Lyon pleaded for mercy, saying he was only involved in kidnap operation twice.
He also asked to be released because his wife just put to bed.
A voice at the background suspected to be that a police detective asked the suspect in pidgin, “So, are you saying it is only two persons you have joined your gang to kidnap?
Lyon replied, “Yes, sir.”, and the policeman concluded, “You are a liar”
A man who claimed to be one of his victims challenged Lyon that he saw him while he was in captivity and was being tortured.
But the man stood his ground before the footage, which has attracted several comments on social media.
Different pictures and videos of Lyon’s flamboyance amid the biting hardship in the land are circulating on social media.
In one video, the suspect displayed a wad of dollars, repeatedly saying, “Money is good. Hustle! Hustle!! Hustle!!!”
There were also pictures of him at different social gatherings, including one at Transcorp Hotels, Abuja.
The suspect, who reportedly operated in Bayelsa State, was also seen in different branded shirts of one of the leading political parties in the country.
In one picture, he posed with security operatives at an event which looked like a campaign rally of the politician the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the winner of the last governorship election in Bayelsa but was sacked by the Supreme Court few days to the inauguration.
In some reactions, a Twitter user under the name Emmacualte, wrote, “You can see the Bayelsa kidnapper too. So many people are onto illegal jobs and runs, but they appear legitimate and working upright. That is Nigeria for you. So many wrongdoings not until the law catches up with them.”
Tweeting with the handle, Seefinish_Publyk, another social media user wrote, “John Lyon Shameful crying.
“A Kidnapper terrorizing Bayelsa State
popularly known as Lion has been caught at #Abuja after his last job. He as he cries like a baby. Why no avoid begging or crying by not committing the crime.”
Derinde, another social media user, said, “This guy John Lyon, popularly known as Lion was tracked down and arrested in Abuja after his last job. An alleged kidnapper and part of a kidnapping gang operating in Bayela
Contacted for reaction, Josephine Adeh, Police Public Relations Officer in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), promised to confirm and revert, but she had not done so as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted for an update on the development, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh refused to confirm or deny the development saying, “I did not confirm the story, how can I give an update?