- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invited a former Senate president for questioning
- David Mark was interrogated on his involvement with some undisclosed financial issues
- He was however released on administrative bail after a few hours by the commission
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, December 15, invited a former Senate president, David Mark, for questioning.
The Nation reports that Mark's invitation by the EFCC is related to some financial issues for clarification.
A source within the commission said: “We invited the ex-Senate President for interaction on some financial issues and he came to clarify certain aspects relating to him."
The source, however, did not disclose the details of the 'financial issues'.
“It is too early to release the details but we did not detain him. As soon as we get to a convenient bend, we will tell Nigerians why we quizzed Mark.
“He was implicated in some transactions and we decided to hear from him. This does not mean that he is guilty of any infractions at this stage.
”I think it is obvious that our detectives will still interrogate him again on the next few days or weeks," the source said.
NAIJ.com gathered that the former Senate president was however released on bail after a few hours by the anti-graft agency.
“He spent a few hours with us, made a statement and he was granted an administrative bail," the source added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Mark had disclosed how the Senate forced the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, to sack the ex-pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Mark said the effort reached a breaking point after Maina severally ignored the Senate’s summons for him to appear before it to explain allegations of mismanagement of pensions funds under his watch.
He said Maina was arrogant, loud and boasted about his connection to the Presidential Villa, as he called the Senate bluff.
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