The Federal Government has accused a former Senate President, DAVID MARK, of illegally acquiring his then official residence as his private property.
In September this year, the government, through the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property chaired by OKOI OBONO-OBLA gave the former Senate President a 21-day notice to quit the mansion.
The notice to quit, however, asked MARK to “show cause” why the Federal Government should not “enforce the recovery of the property for public good.”
But DAVID MARK had quickly filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to quash all steps taken by the panel to evict him and recover the house from him.
The Senate President’s official residence is sited on 1.6 hectares of land at 1 Musa Usman Street, Apo Legislative Quarters, Gudu, Abuja.