Military gears and sizable amount of cash were among the incriminating things found by the Department of Security Service (DSS) during a raid on Mr. Tukur Mamu’s home and office.
Disclosing this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, the DSS said, “So far, appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office,” he said while giving an update on Mamu’s arrest.
“During the processes, incriminating materials including military accouterments 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.”
Mamu, one of the top negotiators for the release of those hurt in the Kaduna State train incident, also serves as Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s spokesperson.
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He was reportedly detained by INTERPOL on Tuesday at the Cairo International Airport in Egypt as he attempted to board a trip to Saudi Arabia.
The security service confirmed Mamu’s detention on Wednesday, claiming that he had been detained upon his return to Nigeria after being stopped by Nigeria’s international allies in Cairo.
The military, law enforcement, and intelligence community had asked their overseas allies to help them bring Mamu back to the country so he could provide crucial information for current investigations into certain security-related issues in specific parts of the country, according to the statement.
Mamu, who also publishes newspapers, has recently gained attention for his part in helping to free the train attack victims who were abducted on March 28 by terrorists.
After claiming that the Nigerian government had threatened his life, he stated in August that he was stepping down from his position as chief negotiator to secure the release of the remainingvictims of the train assault.