Abuja Kaduna Train Attack Negotiator, Tukur Mamu Trial Begins

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

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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