Terrorism: Tukur Mamu pleads for bail, says he needs surgery

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald, has asked a federal high in to grant him bail to enable him undergo a surgery.

Recall Mamu was arraigned on Tuesday by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) on a 10-count charge bordering on terrorism.

However, he pleaded not guilty to all the counts and denied having allegiance to the .

After arraignment, Sani Katu, Mamu's lawyer, drew the court's attention to a bail application filed for his client.

The application dated March 8 is supported by a 21-paragraph affidavit, and an exhibit with a written address.

Katu said although he has been served with the prosecution's counter affidavits opposing the bail application, it was within the court's discretion whether or not to grant bail.

He added that his client is suffering from a disease that requires surgery.

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