The Department of State Services (DSS) says military equipment and large amounts of money in various currencies have been discovered in the home of Tukur Mamu.
Mamu was arrested on Wednesday when he arrived the Kano international airport. He had earlier been arrested in Egypt on the request of the Federal Government, while on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.
Mamu is the publisher of Desert Herald and an aide to Ahmad Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric.
He has also been involved in the negotiations for the release of persons abducted on a Kaduna bound train in March 2022.
Giving an update on the arrest in a statement issued on Thursday, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, said incriminating materials were found during a search on Mamu’s house and office.
“So far, appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office.
“During the processes, incriminating materials including military accoutrements were recovered.
“Other items include large amounts in different currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments.
“While further investigations continue, Mamu will, sure, have a day in court,” the statement saidFollow us on social media