By Danlami Nmodu
The Department of State Services, DSS, has given an update on the case of Tukur Mamu, the train hostage negotiator, who was arrested Tuesday in Egypt and repatriated to Nigeria Wednesday.
Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja confirmed in a fresh statement Thursday that “valid search warrants” were executed on Mamu’s office and residence.
The DSS Spokesman also announced some items discovered in the course of the search.He said military accoutrements and large amounts of money of varying currencies were found amid evidence of financial transactions.
The list of items was a shocking twist to the unfolding saga.
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.
“While further investigations continue, Mamu will, sure, have a day in court.”
Modus Operandum recalls that Afunanya had on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Mamu at Cairo in Egypt.He further said the self proclaimed Kaduna train hostage negotiator was in DSS custody after being returned to Nigeria.
The DSS Spokesman said Wednesday: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has been inundated with enquires in respect of the arrest or otherwise of Tukur Mamu, the self-acclaimed Kaduna Train hostage negotiator.
“This is to confirm that Mamu, as a person of interest, was intercepted by Nigeria’s foreign partners at Cairo, Egypt on 6th September, 2022 while on his way to Saudi Arabia.
“He has since been returned to Nigeria, today, 7th September, 2022 and taken into the Service’s custody.
“The act followed a request by Nigeria’s Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community to their foreign partners to bring back Mamu to the country to answer critical questions on ongoing investigations relating to some security matters in parts of the country.
“The public may wish to note that the law will appropriately take its course,” Afunanya said.