David Mark Illegally Acquired Senate President’s Official Residence - FG
Immediate past Senate President, David Mark, may lose his FCT home sited on 1.6 hectares of land at 1 Musa Usman Street, (also known as No. 1 Chuba Okadigbo Street), Apo Legislative Quarters, Gudu, Abuja.
This is because the Federal Government is claiming the property, which has eight structures on it, was illegally acquired.
The eight structures are made up of the main house, ADC/chief security detail’s house, guest chalet, security/generator house, boys quarters, security post, driver/servants’ quarters and chapel.
Mark had reportedly bought the property in April, 2011 for a "reserved price" of 673.2 million Naira.
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The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, chaired by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, had in September given the former Senate President a 21-day notice to quit the mansion.
Mark was however asked to provide reasons why the Federal Government should not "enforce the recovery of the property for public good".
But Mark had since gone to court to challenge the move at an Abuja Federal High Court.
According to Punch, the case has not been heard.
The property was said to be excluded from the monetisation policy of the Nigerian government, but then President Goodluck Jonathan, approved the sale anyway.
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