Tukur Mamu to spend 60 More Days in DSS custody


A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu  for 60 more days.

Justice Nkeonye Maha, in a ruling on Tuesday, said the 69 days was to enable the DSS conclude its investigation of Mamu in relation to some alleged criminal conduct.

The ruling was on ex-parte motion argued by DSS’ lawyer, Ahmed Magaji.

Justice Nkeonye Maha gave the permission on Tuesday while granting an ex-parte motion moved by the counsel for the DSS, Ahmed Magaji.

Mamu, one of the leading negotiators for the release of victims of the train attack in Kaduna State, was arrested at Cairo International Airport, Egypt on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.

The DSS are, by the ruling, ordered to report back to the court on the state of its investigation at the expiration of the 60 days.

The security agency had, in the motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 and filed on September 12, urged the court to allow it further detain Mamu to enable it conclude its investigation on him.

Mamu had been leading the negotiation with the terrorists, who abducted the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers in March.

Mamu was arrested on September 6, in Cairo, capital of Egypt with some of his family members.

Mamu, who was on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj, was detained at Cairo International Airport before being repatriated to Nigeria.

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