DSS Speaks On Tukur Mamu’s Arrest
KanyiDaily had reported how Mamu, who was at the forefront of negotiations for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train captives, was arrested with his family in Cairo, Egypt’s capital.
The publisher of Desert Herald was detained with his family members at Cairo International Airport while they were on their way for lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Mamu told newsmen that he left Nigeria on Tuesday and was detained by Egyptian security agencies for scrutiny, but nothing incriminating was found on him.
He accused the federal government of attempting to detain him in another country like the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho.
The Egyptian authorities repatriated Mamu back to Nigeria before he was arrested again by DSS operatives at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
The Kaduna publisher, who is currently in the custody of the DSS to answer questions related to some critical security matters, was arrested together with his family shortly after he was repatriated to Nigeria from Egypt.
On Thursday, it was gathered that the DSS stormed Mamu’s residence and office around 12.30 am and carted away sensitive materials and computers.
Speaking on the development, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said many things recovered were so incriminating, noting the arrested publisher will be charged to court.
”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 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,” Afunanya said.
KanyiDaily recalls that a security source had revealed that Tukur Mamu was arrested because of his “Strong ties with terrorist groups and N2bn ransom racketeering”