My wife just had a baby, alleged kidnapper John Lyon cries after arrest

John Lyon alleged Bayelsa kidnapper arrested in Abuja

Suspected kidnapper John Lyon has pleaded for forgiveness in a viral video, claiming that his wife was just delivered of a baby boy.

Mr Lyon was reportedly arrested in Abuja. He is alleged to belong to a kidnap syndicate that operates in Bayelsa State.

In the viral video, the handcuffed Lyon 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 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.

A five-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Odili nullified the election of Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in State.