The State Security Service, has arraigned an alleged Boko Haram negotiator, Tukur Mamu, before a Federal High Court in Abuja over Abuja – Kaduna train attack.
Tukur Mamu was arraigned on a 10-count charge which borders on terrorism related offences, including receiving ransoms from families of victims of the Kaduna train attack, dealing with terrorists funds, obstructing the activities of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) committee to negotiate those who kept hostage victims of the train attack, exchanging voice notes with Boko Haram spokesperson, among others.
He however pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
His lawyer, Mohammed Katu (SAN) argued his bail application, and prayed to the court to admit Mamu on bail.
However, the prosecuting lawyer, Mrs. Aderonke Imana objected to, on the grounds that Mamu’s health condition was not beyond what officials of the State Security Service (SSS) could handle.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, subsequently reserved ruling to a date to be communicated to parties, but ordered that Mamu, who has been in SSS’ custody since his arrest last year, should remain in the same custody pending the delivery of the reserved ruling