A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted permission to the Department of State Services to detain the former Kaduna train attack negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days.
The presiding judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, gave the ruling on Tuesday in response to an ex-parte motion moved by Ahmed Magaji, counsel for the DSS.
In the motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 dated and filed September 12, DSS had urged the court to grant its reliefs to enable it to conclude its investigation on Mamu, who had been leading the negotiation with the terrorists for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped since March.
Mamu was arrested at Cairo International Airport on September 6, 2022, on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.
Following his arrest, the DSS on Thursday raided the residence and office of the terrorists’ negotiator in Kaduna.
Confirming the raid in a statement on Thursday, the Spokesman for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said, “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.”