DSS Recovers Military Items, Foreign Currencies from Bandits Negotiator, Manu's House

Alt: = "Tukur Mamu"

The Department of State Services, DSS on Thursday night disclosed that its operatives carried out search on Tukur Mamu’s home and offices in Kaduna, and recovered many items.

The DSS Spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya in a statement said many incriminating materials including Military accoutrements were found  during the search by “appropriate security agencies.”

According to the statement, large cash in different foreign currencies were also recovered from the home and offices of the kidnap victims negotiator.

“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.

Tukur Mamu, publisher at Desert Herald, and self-appointed negotiator for the victims of the  Abuja-Kaduna train attack on March 17 this year, was arrested in Cairo, Egypt on September 6 and was immediately transferred to Nigeria on September 7,2022.

The DSS took custody of him when he was brought to Abuja through Aminu Kanu Int’l Airport.

Manu is suspected to have on behalf of terrorists collected huge ransom amounting to N2 billion from families of the train victims taken captives by terrorists.

He is likely to be charged for terrorism and being accessory to kidnapping

He may  be prosecuted for his roles in the collection and sharing of ransom with terrorists and to explain how he got to know about the terrorists and their locations.

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