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DSS directed to charge alleged terrorist’s negotiator Mamu


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Kaduna High Court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to “immediately” charge Tukur Mamu to Court if any offence was discovered about him regarding his alleged involvement in ransom negotiation on behalf of terrorists who kidnapped the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28th, 2022.

Mamu, the Publisher of Desert Herald newspaper and media consultant to Shiehk Ahmed Gumi, the popular Kaduna Islamic, was arrested in Cairo capital of Egypt on September 6, 2022 en route Saudi Arabia with his family members.

Mamu, who was at the forefront of negotiations for the release of the Kaduna-train captives, was detained at the Cairo airport and later moved to Nigeria before he was picked up by the DSS. He has remained in custody since then.

He, had through a Motion of Notice dated 22nd Day of November, 2022 through his Counsels Mohammed Sani Katu SAN, Solomon Utuagha Esq, Auwal Muktar Sirajo Esq and Aisha Musa Esq sought for: An order enforcing the Applicants Fundamental Human Rights as gauranteed, enshrined and protected by sections 34,35,36 and 41 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic ,1999, Order 2 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Articles 3,5 and 6 of the African Charter on human and People’s Rights for same being breached or likely to be breached by the Respondents, their agents, privies or assigns.

“An Order of this Honourable Court directing the Respondents to immediately arraign and charge the Applicants before a court of competent jurisdiction for any offence(s) as disclosed from.their Investigation (If any).

“Alternatively an Order directing the Respondents to admit the Applicants on bail pending the conclusion of their investigation.

“And for such further or other Orders as this Honourable Court may seem fit to make in the circumstances of this case”

At the hearing on Monday, the Presiding Judge, Justice Edward Andow, granted one of their prayers that the applicant be charged to court if found wanting in their investigations.

Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after the court session on the outcome, the lead Counsel to Mamu, Muhammad Sani Katu (SAN), said he was satisfied with the court order and expressed the belief that the DSS will obey it.


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