SSS withdraws suit against Sheikh Gumi’s aide Tukur Mamu

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The State Security Services (SSS), has withdrawn a suit filed at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to detain the former terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days after his arrest.

SSS’ counsel, A.M. Danlami, who told Justice Nkeonye Maha after the matter was called for hearing, said the matter has been overtaken by events.

The suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1619/2022 between SSS and Tukur Mamu, was listed for further proceedings on the day’s cause list.

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

Following the application, Justice Maha struck out the suit.

“Application of the learner counsel succeeds. The application is hereby struck out having been withdrawn,” she ruled.

Recall that Mamu was, on September 6, arrested in Cairo, capital of Egypt, with his family members by foreign security agents, on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.

He was detained at Cairo International Airport before being repatriated back to Nigeria.

The SSS, in the affidavit in support of the ex-parte motion, alleged that its preliminary investigation established the offences of logistic supplier, aiding and abetting acts of terrorism against Mamu.

The affidavit deposed to by Hamza Pandogari, a legal officer with the service, said it was necessary for Mamu to be detained for 60 days pending the conclusion of investigation of various acts of terrorism against him.

It alleged that the investigation established act of terrorism financing against the former terrorists’ negotiator.

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