Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper.

The State Security Service (SSS) has listed items its operatives recovered during the raids at the residence and office of Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper.

Mr Mamu was intercepted in Egypt while awaiting a connecting flight to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj on Tuesday by the Interpol and extradited on the request of the Nigerian government.

Landing at the Aminu Kano International Airport to the waiting hands of the self-styled Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday, the lead negotiator for the Abuja-Kaduna train abductees – who pulled out of negotiations after alleging threat to his life – was taken into custody and his residence and office in Kaduna State were ransacked the following day.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, on Thursday, the secret police said it recovered incriminating items during the raid.

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Mr Afunanya said the publisher will be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.

“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.

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

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1 remark

  1. Military accoutrements… It’s alright. First it’s public knowledge that Sheik Gumi is a friend of boko Haram and bandits. Now, an aid of his and publisher who’s also a negotiator with bandits for the release of abducted Abuja-Kaduna rail travellers has been arrested by the Interpol and his house and office housing military accountrements… What does all these tell us? It’s well with Nigeria my country.

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