Notorious Kidnapper John Ewa, aka John Lion arrested in Abuja and responsible for high-profile kidnappings in Bayelsa State has been paraded alongside three members of his gang by the police at the Police Officers Mess, Yenagoa Bayelsa State.
The gang has been responsible for over ten high profile kidnapping in the State over a period of seven years.
On 8th December, 2020 one Akeeb Oladele Olushola ‘m’ 48 years, a Manager of a new generation Bank was kidnapped at his residence at Old Commissioners Quarters Opolo, he was released on 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 kidnapped 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 06:00 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. He also confessed to the kidnap of Chinonso Eze and other Igbo Business men.
John Ikechukwu Ewa ‘m’ 30 years aka John Lion, a native of Eruan Community in Boki LGA, 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.
All the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of the Invitation.