How former Senate president came under probe

Nigeria’s former Senate President, David Mark, on Sunday slammed the anti-graft agency, EFCC, for levelling unfounded and senseless allegations of fraud against him.

The politician was a guest at the anti-graft office during the week when he was grilled by commission’s detectives.

Mark confirmed being invited by the EFCC in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, on Sunday.

According to him, he was questioned issues relating to 2015 campaign finance for political activities in his home state of Benue.

He was also interrogated on alleged bribery of all Senate members in 2010.

Mark was Senate President from 2007 until 2015 during the rule of the PDP which ended same year the All Progressives Congress took control of the legislature.

The Benue-South senator said they alleged that the PDP paid over N2 billion into a bank account run by the National Assembly during his days as the president of the Senate.

The money was shared among the 109 Senators (including PDP, ACN, and ANPP) 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,” Mumeh said.

The EFCC has yet to speak officially on the matter, but the senator will return for further questioning after the holidays.

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