ollywood Yoruba actress, Yetunde Bakare, has scolded suspected millionaire kidnapper, John Ewa, alias John Lyon, who was recently arrested in Abuja for begging for mercy.
According to the actress, Lyon did not have mercy on his victims.
She said this while reacting to a viral video of the alleged kidnapper begging for forgiveness after his arrest.
“Begging for Mercy when you don’t have mercy on your victims. God is indeed patient,” the actress wrote on Instagram on Monday.
The police on Monday paraded Lyon alongside three members of his suspected kidnap gang at the Police Officers Mess, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
Lyon has been on the wanted list of the police for various alleged abductions in the state.
In the viral video, he pleaded for forgiveness after he was arrested, claiming that his wife was just delivered of a baby boy.
Lyon also claimed he only participated in two kidnapping operations before his arrest.“Forgive me, make una forgive me, my wife just born sef, a boy,” he said.
According to his bio on Facebook, the Bayelsa State indigene is a former member of staff of Sterling Bank.
In 2019, the suspect was said to have put his weight behind the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa, David Lyon.
But in February 2020, the Supreme Court sacked Lyon barely 24 hours to his inauguration.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Lyon was arrested on Saturday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, by officers of the Bayelsa police command.
A video showing the alleged kidnapper being handcuffed surfaced on social media over the weekend.
In the less than two-minute video, Lyon confessed to kidnapping, adding that he only joined the syndicate to carry out two operations.
He was also seen begging for forgiveness over his alleged crime, saying his wife had just delivered a baby.
“Sir, please forgive me. My wife just born self,” he said in a video while shedding tears.
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Moment notorious kidnapper, John Lyon was caught by security operatives pic.twitter.com/4fEa1df1vC
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According to his Facebook profile, Lyon worked for a bank from 2008 to 2014.
He also identified himself as the chief executive officer of Lions Interior Hub.
Lyon’s social media posts feature him showing off luxurious items, displays of religiosity and posting motivational quotes about success.
In a Facebook post published on April 27, 2020, he told his followers to keep working hard and “stay safe”.
“Nothing good ever cames from too many people knowing your business. Being private and lowkey is the best way to be.#Hustle Hard #stay safe,” he wrote.
TheNewsGuru.com had earlier reported that Lyon denied being part of kidnap operations, saying ” I was misled to show them where this person is”.