abuja—Musa Wakatu, a resident of Abuja, has climbed a telecommunication mast over an alleged land encroachment by the American University of Nigeria (AUN).
The elderly man climbed the mast at Nicon Junction in Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) yesterday morning.
The university is owned by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wakatu, who threw leaflets from the mast to the crowd who had thronged the area, alleged that Abubakar, through his university, had encroached and fenced his landed property at Bajabure in Girei Local Government Area in Yola, Adamawa State, and built structures inside.
He said he protested on the same matter on March 14, 2012 when he climbed a mast at Federal High Court in Abuja but nothing was done.
“I wrote a complaint letter to the former IG Mr. Hafiz Ringim and delivered to force headquarters on 5th December 2011 with visitor tag No.054 without any positive result,” the leaflet read.
He said he was lured to collect money as compensation from AUN which he rejected but was later locked up in the cell.
Wakatu said a policeman identified as Ibrahim Iro detained him in Yola.
He said he sold a house he inherited from his father to pursue the case in the court without any result.Read Full Story