Reknowned negotiator between the federal government and terrorists, Tukur Mamu, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald newspaper, Kaduna, pleaded not guilty to a 10-count charge bordering on terrorism financing, among others.
The publisher, who was arraigned by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) before Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, denied having any alliance to the terrorists.
He was detained by ther Department of State Services (DSS) for 60 days to enable conclusion of investigation who led the negotiation with the terrorists for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped on March 28, 2022.
In the charge, the federal government said the offence contravenes the provisions of the Section 21 (3) (a) of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022.
Mamu is accused of receiving ransom payments in the sum of $120,000.00 on behalf of the Boko Haram terrorist group from families of hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna T0rain attack.