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Offshore Accounts: Mark Debunks Allegations, Considers Legal Action

Posted: Apr 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



Senator David Mark, former President of the Senate, has denounced allegations in the press concerning shell companies and secret accounts said to belong to him in the Panama tax haven scandal.

has debunked reports in the media linking him to Panama papers which alleged that he operated offshore companies, insisting that he has no connection, whatsoever, to any of the companies registered, operated or managed by the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm.

Mark made his position known through a statement released by Paul Mumeh, his media aide, on Thursday in Abuja, declaring that he was never on the list of global celelbrities and politically exposed persons named in the leaked documents of the law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which is at the centre of the tax evasion scandal.

“Senator Mark’s media team has carried out its own search of the Mossack Fonseca database and found no statement, item or any connection to Senator David Mark or his family. It follows that there is no record, whatsoever, of any impropriety or wrongdoing.

“We recall that in his quest for Senate Presidency in 2007, there was an attempt to bring a similar issue to the fore in order to stop him. So what are their fears now in 2016 for regurgitating the same issue?

“Once more, Senator Mark has distanced himself and any member of his family from the said Mossack Fonseca firm and has no affiliation, whatsoever, with any company operated, registered or managed by Mossack Fonseca.

“As a public officer, Senator Mark has maintained a high level of decorum, respects and observes the laws of the land and believes in the sanctity of the rule of law. He will not be distracted by what is clearly a deliberate mischief and propaganda.

“Records of all his assets are available with the relevant government agencies and can be verified.

“He has consulted his legal team and will take this up accordingly,” the statements said.