A security agency of Nigeria, the State Security Service (SSS) has disclosed that it recovered military uniforms and a large amount of cash in the house and office of Kaduna-based newspaper publisher Tukur Mamu who was arrested at the Aminu Kano International Airport on Wednesday.
This was contained in a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya. He said the items were found after its men conducted a search on Mamu’s properties.
He 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. While further investigations continue, Mamu will, sure, have a day in court.”
Mamu negotiated the release of some of the hostages in the March 2022 train abduction in Kaduna.
Earlier on, Mamu was arrested by Interpol in Egypt on his way to lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia. He was forced to return home to face further questioning by the Nigerian authorities.
Weeks ago, he withdrew as the lead negotiator in securing the release of the hostages of the Kaduna train abduction and accused the federal government of threatening his life. Some of the kidnapped victims are still in captivity of the terrorists.