FG arraigns Sheikh Gumi’s spokesman Tukur Mamu six months after arrest

Ahmad Gumi spokesman Tukur Mamu

The Federal Government on Tuesday arraigned Tukur Mamu, spokesman of Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi on a 10-count charge bordering on terrorism financing among others.

He was arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja.

Mamu pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Nkeonye Maha of a sister court on September 13, 2022, gave the Department of State Services (DSS) the go-ahead to detain Mamu for 60 days to enable it conclude its investigation.

Mamu led the negotiation with some terrorists for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped in March 2022.

The charge was signed by the director of public prosecution of the federation, M.B. Abubakar.

Mamu is accused of receiving ransom payments including $120,000 on behalf of Boko Haram from families of hostages (victims) of the Abuja/Kaduna train attack.

He is also accused of exchanging voice communications in relation to acts of terrorism with one Baba Adamu, a Boko Haram spokesperson.

The Federal Government also accused Mamu of dealing in terrorist funds in the sum of $300,000 found in his possession.