Transfer me out of DSS custody, ‘terrorists negotiator’ Mamu begs court 

Suspected terrorists negotiator, Mohammed Tukur Mamu, has applied to the Federal High Court, Abuja to transfer him out of the custody of the Department of the State Services (DSS).

Mamu, who is currently standing trial before Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo on terrorism offences made the plea at the resumed sitting, asking the court to vary the remand order against him for a remand at Kuje prison.

Mamu through his lawyer, Abdul Mohammed, SAN, alleged that the order of the court made on December 19, 2023 that he be allowed access to his personal physician for medical treatment was not complied with by DSS.

In his motion on notice argued by Mohammed, the suspected terrorists negotiator claimed that he was allowed access to the physician once during which a report of comprehensive medical examination to be carried out on him was submitted to the DSS.

Since the submission of the report, Mamu alleged that the physician had not been allowed to access him and that he needed urgent surgical operations in any hospital in the county.

Justice Ekwo has subsequently fixed May 20 for ruling on whether to move the defendant out of DSS custody to Kuje prison or not.