Damning allegations have been preferred by the Department of State Services (DSS), as the reason for wanting to keep Tukur Mamu, the negotiator between terrorists and families of captives of the famous Abuja-Kaduna train attacked last March.
The DSS got the nod of a Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja to keep Mamu for 60 days to tidy up investigations.
The secret police alleged that Mamu was part of an international terrorists network who used the cover of journalism to perpetrate his deeds.
The DSS said in court papers that the newspaper publisher, who claimed to be going to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage, the lesser Hajj, was actually on his way to an international terrorists summit when he was intercepted and arrested in Egypt.
In an affidavit in support of its ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 filed before Justice Nkeonye Maha of a Federal High Court, Abuja, the security agency stated that its investigation showed acts of
terrorism financing by Mamu.
In a ruling on the ex-parte motion moved by counsel to the DSS, Mr. Ahmed Magaji, the presiding judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, granted the motion for a detention order.
Mamu was arrested in Cairo, capital of Egypt on his way to Saudi Arabia on September 6, along with his two wives, a son and brother in-law and were deported the following day to Nigeria.