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Why EFCC grilled David Mark over alleged N2billion

Former Deputy Senate President, David Mark

Senator David Mark, Nigeria’s former Senate President, on Sunday confirmed the he was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to answer questions relating to 2015 campaign finance for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political activities in his home state, Benue.

He however in his statement on Sunday slammed the anti-graft agency for leveling unfounded and senseless allegations of fraud against him.

According to Mr. Mark in the statement released by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, he was particularly baffled about a question concerning an alleged bribery of all members of the Senate in 2010.

The senator who was senate president from 2007 to 2015 before the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) took over, said that the EFCC alleged that the PDP paid over N2billion into a bank account run by the National Assembly during his days as the senate president.

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He added that the EFCC said that the money was shared among 109 senators including PDP, CAN and ANPP senators in 2010.

“Again, to the best of his knowledge, Sen. Mark is not aware of such transaction. This simply did not make sense to any right thinking member of the society.  

“Sen. Mark wondered why anybody would think that PDP will pay money into National Assembly account. He however clarified all the issues raised before returning home,” his aide, Mr. Mumeh said.

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