Fresh Court documents have revealed how the Department of State Security Services, DSS, recovered over $151,000 dollars(over N105,000,000) in cash during a recent raid on the residence of Desert Herald Publisher, Tukur Mamu.
This is contrary to the widespread reports that a paltry sum of $151 was found in the journalist’s residence.
Recall that Mamu, accused of being a terrorist negotiator, was arrested alongside his two wives at Cairo International Airport in Egypt on September 6.
The trio were awaiting a connecting flight to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj when they were whisked away by INTERPOL officers. Thereafter, they were deported to Nigeria, where DSS operatives picked them up on arrival at the Aminu Kano International Airport.
But according to the documents obtained by the media, items found in Mamu’s house include 16 naval uniforms, 8 Army uniforms, different foreign currency coins, $151,000 and over one million naira in cash.
Other recoveries include 6 laptops, tablets, various tactical communication devices and binoculars.
Security sources reveal that the huge sums recovered are suspected to be proceeds of an alleged criminal collusion between Mamu and bandits.It should be noted that Mamu played an intermediary role in the release of some victims of the infamous Abuja-Kaduna train attack