More details have emerged on how Abuja socialite, John Lyon, alleged to have kidnapped prominent personqqqqqqqqps in Bayelsa State, was arrested on September 15.
This follows reports that the suspect was arrested on September 25 as a viral video of Lyon weeping like a child in police custody surfaced.
Meanwhile, a police source in the state said that John Lyon’s arrest was not made known because the police did not want to jeopardize the investigation.
The source said police authorities in the state were on a search for his accomplices who fled on hearing of the arrest of the suspect.
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On reports of the suspect’s relationship with Chief David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress governorship (APC) candidate in the 2019 election in Bayelsa State, the source said he was not related to David Lyon.
It was learnt that he preferred using the name ‘Lyon’ as a cover-up for his nefarious as his birth name was John Eka Ewa, an indigene of Cross River State.