According to investigation, the soldier attached to 13th Brigade had allegedly arranged for his abduction in order to facilitate an undisclosed illegal movement to Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
It was gathered that Lawal had after his encounter with an unknown group in Port Harcourt, traveled back to Eket in Akwa Ibom State where he was eventually found in his girlfriend’s apartment by security operatives.
“He faked his own kidnap because he wanted to have some time out with a group in Port Harcourt. He had an encounter with them from investigations made. It was an illegal operation that he went for and after the operation he relocated to the girlfriend’s house in Eket,” an Army source said.