One week after a middle-aged man, Musa Inua, caused a stir within the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, after he climbed a telecommunications mast with the intent to commit suicide over an alleged N15 million debt, owed him by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Inua is still a guest of the police, helping with investigations.
LEADERSHIP enquiries show that the suspect, although not detained in any police cell, was yet to be allowed to return home “until investigations are concluded on his attempted suicide and allegation against the former vice president,” said a police source.
Inua, an Adamawa State indigene provoked uproar when he was sighted climbing a telecom mast threatening to kill himself unless he was made to meet with Atiku, a fellow Adamawa indigene. He was reportedly told by the officials of the court to discard a petition he brought before the court, an entreaty which he refused.
He was reportedly told to take it back to Yola, Adamawa State capital which, according to the officials, had the jurisdiction to handle his case.
Inua, however, held onlookers spellbound for over three hours as he refused to descend from the mast until he saw Atiku or the Inspector General of Police.
It took the intervention of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sunday Odukoya, who got to the scene with a public address system and spoke to him in fluent Hausa language that the IGP was around to see him and an agreement had already been made to facilitate the payment of the debt allegedly owed him before he finally agreed to come down from the mast.
Believing that the IGP was already among the crowd, Inua was said to have made his way down into the waiting arms of police officers, who arrested and took him away in a Hilux Van marked FG 568 BO.
When LEADERSHIP contacted the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Moshood Jimoh, he confirmed that Inua was still with the police, helping out with the investigation process.
According to Jimoh, although he was still with the police, he was not under detention. He said: “You know the case is an attempted suicide and it is against the law to take one’s life, so we have to keep him to aid in the investigation.
But I must tell you that he is not detained. He is with us and he is doing well. People are allowed to see him and he can leave the premises of the police station but with police escort”.