Army Officer Stages His Own Kidnapping In Calabar

Musa Lawal, an army officer, was reported to have been kidnapped last week Thursday after leaving a bank along Calabar road in the Cross River state capital.

Investigations have however revealed that Lawal planned his own kidnapping so as to meet up with a group for an illegal deal to Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

It was also discovered that after his encounter with the group, he travelled back to Eket in Akwa Ibom state and stayed over at his lover’s house where he was eventually traced by security operatives.

The army officer confessed to his own kidnap, after he was detained at the barracks in Calabar.

Kehinde Matthew, a resident in Army Barracks, confirmed that Lawal on Saturday was taken to his residence by security operatives for a search.

“He was on a leg chain when he was escorted to his apartment in the barracks on Saturday. He was brought in by some security operatives that included military police. He wore a blue jean and black T-shirt,” he said.

While this news of his kidnapping has gone viral, a lot of people have condemned the act of the officer, stating how sensitive the case was, coming from a uniformed personnel.

However, the Army Relations officer, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, who is the officer in charge of 13 Brigade has denied the case of the kidnap.

“Nothing like that ever took place. It is all rumour because it is not possible to abduct someone in Calabar without attracting public attention in the broad day light, let alone a soldier who is fully dressed. You must get a pass before you are allowed to travel. Whatever they are saying is not true. The man is with us,” he said.

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