Indications emerged at the weekend that detained terror negotiator, Tukur Mamu, may be arraigned in court in Abuja on Monday.
The Department of State Service (DSS) in whose custody he is, has also prevented lawyers and family members from seeing the Desert Herald Newspaper Publisher, who was arrested by operatives of the Service last week.
Mamu, his two wives and two sons were arrested last Tuesday in Egypt while going for lesser Haj in Saudi Arabia.
After being detained for 24hours in Cairo, they were deported and arrested by the DSS on arrival at the Aminu Kano International Airport, in Kano State.
A family source said the the team of lawyers led by Barr. Sani Ningi was in DSS headquarters in Abuja to visit Tukur Mamu but was denied access to him.
Some family members who made similar attempts could not see him.
The lawyers, according to the source, attempted to see Tukur Mamu and sought his bail at the weekend particularly on Friday without positive results.
It was however gathered that, Mamu may be arraigned in court on Monday with his two sons and father in-law, Abdullahi Mashi.
The operatives of the DSS on Thursday 8th September,2022 around 12.30am raided Mamu’s residence and offices in Kaduna taking away phones, laptop computers, cash and other valuables.
The DSS said it found incriminating items such as large sum of money in different currencies and denominations as well as military accoutrements during the raid.
However, the management of Desert Herald Newspaper in series of statements said the DSS did not find any incriminating items in the raids, stating the security service was twisting issues and looking for way to rope Mamu.
It argued that there is no known law that prohibits keeping money in the house particularly the amount of money found in Tukur Mamu’s residence and office.
The statement also said the ‘so called military accoutrements’ found in his house are military kits belong to his son who graduated from the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA).