Apprehended kidnap kingpin, John Ikechukwu Ewa, aka ‘John Lion’ who was paraded by the Bayelsa state law enforcement command on Monday, September 26, has specified aspects of his involvement in the criminal offense.
Ewa was in excess of the weekend arrested by operatives of Procedure Puff Adder in Abuja and was transferred to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, exactly where he was paraded.
Parading the suspect and his accomplices in advance of newsmen currently September 26, the state Commissioner of Law enforcement, said that on December eight, a person Akeeb Oladele Olushola ‘m’ 48, a Supervisor of a new generation Financial institution, was kidnaped at his home at Previous Commissioners Quarters Opolo. He was launched on the 12th December right after paying a ransom of Eighty (N80) Million Naira.
He reported equally, Danjuma Omeje, 41, a Supervisor of a new era Lender in Yenagoa was kidnaped at his residence at Okaka, Yenagoa, on 30th June 2022. He was later on produced on 14th July 2022 following having to pay a ransom of 60 million naira – thirty (N30) Million Naira funds and US Dollar equivalent of 30 (N30) Million Naira.
Ewa, who runs Lion Interior Hub as deal with for his felony actions and is regarded for his lavish way of living and large paying at nightclubs in Yenagoa, was paraded alongside 3 other members of his gang, Emmanuel Charles Angase, a 37many years indigenous of Azuzuma Southern Ijaw Nearby Govt Spot of Bayelsa State, Innocent Kingsley, 31 yrs, a native of Egbu Local community Etche LGA, Rivers State, and a person Timi Werikumo a 21-a long time aged indigenous of Azuzuama Local community Southern Ijaw LGA, Bayelsa State. Other members of the gang are at massive.
Supplying an account of his involvement in the criminal offense, the 30-12 months-old indigenous of Eruah Group in Boki Community Governing administration Location of Cross River State, said
“I was associated in the kidnapping of Danjuma, I was not informed of the kidnapping, I was explained to they have a business jointly, I need to just tell them the place he is being. I was performing there in the Lender as a cleaner, I still left there in 2003.
I value not becoming portion of the gang, I was just misled. In sharing of the ransom they gave me as a sprint N1.five Million then $10,000 was presented to me by Emmanuel when I modify the dollars it was N7.5m.
Lion is my identify, it is the English translation of Ewa. I played the function of showing them Danjuma’s home. I did not engage in any job in Akin’s kidnap, I only showed them his home that he is the previous boss I didn’t know that they have been kidnappers.”
Also talking, the chief of the gang, Emmanuel Charles Angase, a 37-12 months-outdated indigenous of Azuzuma Southern Ijaw Regional Governing administration Place of Bayelsa State, stated
“I am not the operator of the camp, I just can’t genuinely get the actual date but sometime very last 12 months we did a kidnapping but I was not the head, I was not even the a single that introduced the position but I transpired to be the driver’ then this calendar year we did a kidnapping occupation once again but that of previous calendar year was Akim then Danjuma, that is the only two.
What I was explained to is N45m for Danjuma then I was informed that Akin paid N80m, they ended up taken to Sunikiri Creek spot. I am not the leader, the leader of the kidnapping is Bale, I really don’t know exactly where he is.”