The Department of State Service (DSS) has explained that it recovered incriminating materials, including military accoutrements, large amounts of different currencies and denominations in the houses and office of terrorists/bandits’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu.
Spokesman of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, said a raid carried out in the Kaduna house and office of Mamu in the early hours of Thursday, revealing that things recovered were so incriminating, adding that the arrested publisher will be charged to court.
”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, surely, have a day in court.
Meanwhile, the secret police has beefed up security around its facility in its Abuja headquarters.
One of our correspondents, who visited the area at about 9:30am on Thursday, observed the presence of unusual number of masked personnel of the Service.
A source at the headquarters said the deployment might not be unconnected with presence of Mamu at the facility.
Security sources said Mamu was arrested for his alleged involvement in collecting ransom and taking same to terrorists in exchange for kidnapped victims.
Mamu was arrested at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano on Wednesday afternoon.
The Kaduna-based Publisher who was first arrested in Egypt was detained for 24 hours before he was flown back to Nigeria.