Fidelity bank banner Newsexpress banner Okowa 2019 gubernatorial campaign Camano banner
Controversial Publisher lands in police net

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 04/09/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,650

The controversial and embattled Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the Kaduna-based weekly, Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu, has been whisked away by plain-cloth policemen. He was arrested yesterday evening in Kaduna and taken to an unknown location in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

“Six of the plain-cloth policemen came in an unmarked CRV around 5pm, went straight to our publisher’s office and took him to the State CID, from we understand he was taken to Abuja,” one of the workers told News Express.

According to him, “They seized all his GSM handsets and we believe it is connected to the publisher’s problem with the FCT Minister Bala Mohammad. Some of our security sources have confirmed that those who arrested him are police who were detailed from Abuja. However, we have not had any contact with him up till now and we do not know where he was taken to in Abuja.”

Desert Herald later circulated a bulk text message that said: “After effecting the arrest on the orders of the FCT Minister, thugs presumed to be sponsored by the minister have evaded DH office and carted yet-to-be-ascertained valuables.”

News Express reports that the Desert Herald Publisher has in the past few months had running battles with the FCT Minister over an alleged attempt to scandalise his nae and extort money from him.

•Photo shows arrested Desert Herald Publisher, Tukur Mamu.

Source News Express

Posted 04/09/2013 10:56:19 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
The laws of money (Part 3)

FG to build nuclear plants to increase electricity...

Bauchi Govt. lifts curfew on Yelwan Tsakani, Unguwan...

Gunmen kidnap 4 during exercise session near Lagos...

Insurgency: 4,000 households benefit from World Bank support...

Herdsmen Crisis: FG budgets N10bn to rebuild damaged...

Delta NURTW Crisis: State chairman sues for peace,...

Death penalty awaits kidnappers in Cross River

Adeleke: Police Toxicology Report rules out poisoning

Amnesty Report: Army’s belated investigation lacks credibility —...

Low turnout mars Lagos council elections

NiMET predicts rain showers today in Lagos, Port...


Latest News Shoot-at-sight-order: Prepare to spend the rest of your life in jail, activists tell Buratai, others Court orders Jay Jay Okocha’s arrest State-by-state details of PVCs collected for 2019 elections: Lagos, Kano top the list Osinbajo attacked in Ilorin Boko Haram kills five, abducts nine in latest attacks US Secretary of State’s statement on Atiku is fake news: US Govt. Polls: Security agents uncover six flash points in Anambra Ohanaeze youths raise the alarm over plot to disrupt elections in South East 12 presidential candidates back Buhari Another Ebonyi guber candidate steps down for Umahi The Ekeh Miracle: Celebrating a digital icon @ 63 Pro-Buhari hackers accused of shutting down Atiku on-line platforms


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (451,657 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (405,573 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (340,462 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (292,494 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (257,066 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (234,072 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (219,184 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (200,739 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (188,362 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (174,856 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (172,953 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (167,994 views)


NLNG call for entries

CBN banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (81) Business & Economy (4,031) Business Verdict (58) Columnists (998) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (591) Features (716) Global Business Monitor (326) ICT Monitor (11) International (3,111) Interview (173) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (152) Maggie's Blog (154) News (43,377) Opinion (1,197) Pidgin (17) Politics (9,579) Religion (951) Sports (1,899) Stock Watch (37) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera