The Department of State Services (DSS) has withdrawn a suit it filed before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja seeking to detain the former terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days after his arrest.
The counsel to the DSS, A.M. Danlami, told presiding judge, Justice Nkeonye 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,” he said.
Justice Maha struck out the following the application.
“Application of the learnerd counsel succeeds. The application is hereby struck out having been withdrawn,” she ruled.
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The DSS had through its lawyer, Ahmed Magaji, on September 13, moved an ex-parte motion, 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 which was marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022, dated and filed on September 12, asked the court to grant its prayers 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.