Former Senate President, David Mark has reported back to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Office yesterday. He was accompanied by one of his sons to the Agency after a two-week of recuperation.
The EFCC earlier granted him the grace to attend to his health after he had presented a medical certificate to the anti-graft agency that he was not fit enough to “be able to write a statement”.
Mark is being investigated by the Agency in connection with an alleged N5.4billion slush fund.
The allegations against him include alleged N200m -N550m arms procurement cash from ONSA; N2.9billion curious payment into the National Assembly’s account and shared to senators during Mark’s tenure; his role in about N2billion campaign funds meant for Benue State; and illegal purchase of a N748million official residence of the Senate President.
A source, who spoke in confidence with The Nation said: “We have resumed full probe of Mark, who came to respond to issues raised for him by a panel of detectives.
“He was in company of his son. He was calm during interrogation, which involved the presentation of some of our findings to him.”
“Altogether, he has more than three cases before the EFCC but we are gradually isolating every issue in which he was implicated.”
“By the time we release the facts to the public, Nigerians will realise that the ongoing probe of the former Senate President has nothing to do with politics. We have been on some aspects of the investigation since 2015.”
“In one of the findings, about N200million was collected in cash for Mark from ONSA through a proxy.”