The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday recovered large amounts of money in different currencies and denominations as well as records of financial transactions in Alhaji Tukur Mamu’s residence and office in Kaduna.
Mamu, a terrorist ransom negotiator was intercepted by Nigeria’s foreign partners in Cairo, Egypt on 6th September 2022 while on his way to Saudi Arabia.
He was arrested together with his two wives and sons.
In a statement on Thursday, the Spokesperson of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya said, “Appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office.”
During the processes, Dr. Afunanya disclosed that “Incriminating materials including military accoutrements were recovered.”
According to Afunanya, other items recovered from the negotiator who is also the Publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper, based in Kaduna state 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.”
The Mamu’s arrest followed a request by Nigeria’s Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community to their foreign partners to bring back Mamu to the country to answer critical questions on ongoing investigations relating to some security matters in parts of the country.