The family of an aide to a controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu has spoken on the items the Department of Security Services (DSS) discovered in his house.
Naija News had earlier reported that the DSS claimed that it discovered military accoutrements and large amounts of different currencies and denominations during the raid on his residence on Thursday.
The management of Desert Herald which is owned by Mamu, while reacting to DSS’s statement, said the military accoutrements belong to Mamu’s nephew.
According to the management, Mamu’s nephew is an officer of the Nigerian Navy, who was sent to school by Mamu before he joined the navy.
The family accused the secret police of levelling allegations against Manu to damage his name.
The Special Operations and Productions Manager of the newspaper, Ibrahim Mada condemned the DSS for not giving detailed reasons why Mamu was arrested.
Mada further stated that the hard currency found in Mamu’s house if converted into Naira is less than N1.5 million.
He wondered why DSS is claiming to have discovered a huge haul of hard currency in his house.
Mada also asked if it is a crime for someone to keep hard currencies in his house and have family members in the Nigerian Army.
He accused the DSS of being desperate to rope Mamu who has been making efforts to end insecurity in the country.
This article was originally published on Naija News