Senate Ex-President Mark arrested

There were revelations yesterday on why former Senate President, Senator David Mark, was arrested and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC).


A source in Mark’s camp told our correspondent that the EFCC wanted the former Senate President to account for the campaign cash sent to Benue State by the campaign team of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.


The source also maintained that EFCC was merely chasing shadows because Mark was never a part of ex-President Jonathan’s campaign team.


“EFCC is chasing shadows, all the allegations border on sheer politics because 2019 poll is around the corner,” the source maintained.


It added: “They asked Mark to account for campaign cash sent to Benue State when Oga (Mark) was not part of ex-President’s Jonathan’s campaign team.


“In fact, the campaign team in Benue State was coordinated by ex-Governor Gabriel Suswam. The former Senate President was kept in the dark.


“Oga was sidelined during Jonathan’s campaign and there is no way he can account for what he did not know about.”

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