- Security operatives have released a list of incriminating items found in Tukur Mamu's house and office
- The spokesperson of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, in a statement, said a large number of different currencies, military accoutrements and financial transactions were found in his home and offices
- Mamu, who is a media consultant to Sheikh Gumi, was first arrested in Cairo on his way to Saudi Arabia and deported to Nigeria, he was arrested on his arrival as a person of interest
FCT, Abuja - The department of state services (DSS) on Thursday, September 8, revealed that it found some incriminating materials in the home and office of the recently arrested Tukur Mamu.
Mamu, who is known as the spokesperson of the popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, is a lead negotiator for the release of some hostages abducted during the Kaduna-bound train attack, The Nation reported.
Why was Tukur Mamu arrested?
The publisher was arrested on Tuesday, September 6, by the security operatives in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, on his way to Saudi Arabia.
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He was deported to Nigeria, and the DSS arrested him on his arrival at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano state, as “a person of interest.”
In a statement, Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson of the DSS, revealed that military accoutrements, large amounts of different currencies and financial transaction instruments were found in his home.
What are the incriminating instruments found with Tukur Mamu?
Afunanya maintained that the security operatives obtained a valid search warrant before carrying out the raid on his house while preparing his arraignment in court.
The statement reads:
"So far, appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office. During the processes, incriminating materials, including military accoutrements, were recovered.
“Other items are 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.”
Tukur Mamu: List of hostages arrested Sheikh Gumi’s spokesperson negotiated their release
Legit.ng earlier reported that Tukur Mamu, a Kaduna-based publisher and lead negotiator in the release of hostages that were kidnapped by terrorists during the Abuja Kaduna train attack, has been arrested
Mamu, who is also the spokesperson for the popular Islamic scholar Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, was reportedly arrested alongside his family in Cairo, the Egyptian capital
A search has shown that Mamu was involved in the negotiation and released of about 25 of the victims held hostage by the terrorists