Nigeria Police Force has narrated how John Ikechukwu Ewa mainly known as John Lyon, a former cleaner with Sterling Bank has been kidnapping bank managers.
Police made the narration on Monday when the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Ben Nobolisa Okolo paraded the suspected kidnapper, John Lyon among other suspects.
According to the Police, John Lyon is former cleaner with Sterling Bank whom him and his gang have been terrorizing Bayelsa State for over seven years.
Police said the kidnapping gang have abducted ten persons and disclosed names of the kidnapped victims to be mostly bank managers.
“John Ikechukwu Ewa ‘m’ 30 years aka John Lion, a native of Eruan Community in Boki Local Government Area, Cross River State, known for flamboyant lifestyle on Social Media, a former cleaner with a new generation Bank, confessed to have collected Ten (10) Thousand US Dollars from the ransom collected in the kidnap of Danjuma Omeje.
“On 8th December, 2020, one Akeeb Oladele Olushola ‘m’ 48 years, a Manager of a new generation Bank was kidnap at his residence at Old Commissioners Quarters Opolo, he was released on the 12th December after paying a ransom of Eighty (N80) Million Naira.
“Similarly, Danjuma Omeje 41 years, a Manager of a new generation Bank in Yenagoa was kidnap at his residence at Okaka, Yenagoa, on 30th June 2022, he was released on 14th July 2022 after paying a ransom of 60 million naira. Thirty (N30) Million Naira cash and US Dollar equivalent of Thirty (N30) Million Naira.
“The gang leader, Emmanuel Charles Angase has confessed that on 30th June 2022 at about 0600 hours, himself, John Ewa and others at large accosted Danjuma Omeje at the entrance of his house at Okaka, kidnap him and fled in a Blue Toyota Corolla Car with REG NO KJA 225 AY.
“They took the victim to his camp at Sunikiri Oluasiri, and release him on 14th July 2022 after collecting Sixty 60 million ransom.
“The suspect also confessed to the kidnap of Akeeb Oladele Olusola, a banker and Nancy Keme Dickson, who was kidnap on 26th December 2015”, Police Commissioner said.