November 30, 2022

The Department of State Service, DSS, has withdrawn the suit it filed against the detained alleged terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu.

Source reports that DSS had filed the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1619/2022 before the Federal High Court in Abuja for permission to detain Mamu pending investigation.

At the mention of the case on Thursday, DSS’ lawyer, A.M. Danlami announced his client’s decision to withdraw the discontinue the suit.

Danlami said the case has been overtaken by events, without giving details of what the new events were.

He said: “My lord, this matter is slated for hearing today, however, the matter has been overtaken by events. We wish to withdraw the suit.”

She said: “The application of the learner counsel for the applicant succeeds.
“The application is hereby struck out having been withdrawn.”

IsL source, Nation Newspaper also reports that the Service had, motion ex-parte sought an order to detain Mamu for 60 more days in the first instance, pending the conclusion of its investigation.

The motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022, was dated and filed on September 12.

The DSS, in a supporting affidavit, alleged that its preliminary investigation established the offences of the logistic supplier, aiding and abetting acts of terrorism against Mamu.

It stated that it was necessary for Mamu to be detained for 60 days pending the conclusion of the investigation of various acts of terrorism against him.

The DSS claimed that the investigation established an act of terrorism financing against the former terrorists’ negotiator.

It added that Mamu, “the self-acclaimed Kaduna train negotiator exploit the opportunity to perpetrate, aid and abets as well as render support to both local and international terrorist organisations.”

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