Fresh facts have emerged about the 400 level Philosophy student of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, Effiom Paul, who climbed the 60ft stadium floodlights tower to protest the dilapidated U.J Esuene stadium.

Findings by Vanguard showed that Paul who climbed the Floodlight tower on Thursday to protest the dilapidated state of the U.J Esuene stadium, was high on hard drugs, and his earlier claim of being “moved by God” was the effect of the illicit substance he took in the early hours of that fateful day.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo told Vanguard on telephone, Tuesday that it was unfortunate that many young people have taken to ingesting different illicit substances without dangerous consequences in their health and general wellbeing.

Irene said after medical examination by experts at their end, they noticed that Paul was not really in a stable condition and their finding proved he was on hard drugs.

“He took something that “pushed” him to climb that tower of about 60 ft, he didn’t climb to steal anything or kill himself, but his actions were scary as well as disturbing, so after profiling and examination, he was referred to Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Calabar road, and he has been there for six days now.

By Ike Uchechukwu/Vanguard News

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