According to reports, former Senate President Senator David Mark was arrested and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC) to make him account for Goodluck Jonathan campaign cash sent to Benue State by the former president’s team in the build-up to the last elections.
Mark was arrested by the anti-graft agency and granted administrative bail on Thursday.
It should be noted however that Mark was not part of the Jonathan campaign team and, according to sources within the Mark senate office, campaign cash for Benue was funneled through the former state governor Gabriel Suswam.
According to a Mark insider, the allegations against him “border on sheer politics because 2019 poll is around the corner.”
There are indications that the EFCC has raised a new team of detectives to quiz Mark on Monday over the cash suspected to have been sourced from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
“A team of detectives has been raised to interrogate him. After the session on Monday, the EFCC will then release the details on why Mark was invited,” a source said.