A middle-aged man identified as Musa Inua this afternoon climbed up the telecommunications mast at the premises of Federal High Court in Abuja, threatening to jump down and kill himself.
He said he would come down only if he sees the Acting Inspector General of Police or former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who allegedly owes him some money.
According to an eye witness who requested anonymity, Mr. Inua arrived at the premises around 12.00 pm to lodge a complaint and submit a document to the court in which he alleged Abubakar’s indebtedness to him.
The event took a dramatic turn as the mystery man began to ascend the mast immediately the rescue agencies arrived.
"We just saw him climbing the mast and when we asked him to stop he continued to go higher and higher," the eyewitness said.
As of the time of this report, the rescue team, which comprised officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, fire fighters and the police were still under the mast trying to determine how to prevent the man from jumping off the tower.