DSS withdraws suit against terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu

The Department of State Services (DSS), has withdrawn a terrorism suit it filed against Tukur Mamu, the self-styled terrorists’ negotiator and aide to Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi.

The Service on Thursday, filed for a withdrawal of the suit it had filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja on September 12 to obtain a mandate of the court to detain Mamu for 60 more days after his arrest in Cairo.

While filing for a withdrawal of the suit, the DSS said that the withdrawal was as a result of events overtaking the matter.

Read also:Tukur Mamu: DSS warns Nigerians against making unfounded claims

The suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1619/2022 between SSS and Tukur Mamu, was initially listed for further proceedings on Thursday but upon resumption of hearing, counsel to the SSS, A.M. Danlami, told the presiding judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, that the matter had been overtaken by events.

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

And following the withdrawal application, Justice Maha struck out the suit.

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 The application is hereby struck out having been withdrawn,” she ruled.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now