The Department of State Services (DSS) has withdrawn a suit filed at a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to detain former terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days after his arrest
Naija News recalls that the DSS, through its counsel, Ahmed Magaji, had on Sept. 13 moved a motion ex-parte, which sought an order of the court to detain Mamu for 60 more days in the first instance, pending the conclusion of its investigation.
The motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022, was dated and filed on Sept. 12.
The security agency prayed the court to listen to its demand to enable it to conclude its investigation on Mamu, who had been leading the negotiation with terrorists for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped in March.
However, in the resumed hearing, the counsel, A.M. Danlami, informed Justice Nkeonye Maha that the matter has been overtaken by events.
He said, “My Lord, this matter is slated for hearing today. However, the matter has been overtaken by events. We wish to withdraw the suit.”
Following the application, Justice Maha struck out the suit.
“Application of the learner counsel succeeds. The application is hereby struck out having been withdrawn,” she ruled.