He later threw a note down in which he stated that he climbed the mast because he wanted people to intervene in a dispute between him and former vice president – Atiku Abubakar, who he claimed owed a N15million debt to him.
He was eventually persuaded to come down by members of the National Emergency Management Agency, as well as the police.
Mallam Garba Shehu, Alhaji Atiku’s media aide, told newsmen that the man was insane.
“We honestly suspect that this man is mental” he said. “If there is one Nigerian who pays all his bills, that man is Atiku Abubakar. If the idea of his pole climber is to get any money from the Turaki, this certainly is not the best way to go about it.”
“Left for me, I will say that the man should simply be ignored. He will climb down when he gets tired of staying up there”.
The man was reportedly taken into custody when he got down.