DSS confirms military equipment, large amounts in different currencies found in Mamu’s house, office

By our reporter| The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that incriminating materials were found at the residence and office of Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald following a search by security operatives.

Alabingo.com on Wednesday reported the arrest of the lead negotiator for the Kaduna train victims by Interpol in Egypt at the request of the Nigerian government.

He was subsequently arrested at the Kano international airport, after he returned from Egypt.

Mamu, an aide to Ahmad Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric, has been involved in negotiations for the release of persons abducted on a train in Kaduna, in March 2022.

Speaking on the arrest on Wednesday, the DSS had said the publisher had questions to answer.

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Giving an update on the arrest in a statement issued on Thursday, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, said incriminating materials were found during a search on Mamu’s house and office.

“So far, appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office,” the statement reads.

“During the processes, incriminating materials including military accoutrements were recovered.

“Other items include large amounts in different currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments.

“While further investigations continue, Mamu will, sure, have a day in court.”

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