Panama Papers An Attempt to Blackmail, Tarnish My Reputation

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Segun James

Even as the dust raised by the leaking of the names of prominent Nigerians among world leaders who operate dubious foreign accounts and offshore companies is yet to settle, former president of the Senate, Senator David Mark, whose name was allegedly mentioned in the report, has denied the allegation.

In a statement signed by his media assistant, Paul Mumeh, he said that his hands are clean and that the inclusion of his name is “an attempt to blackmail and tarnish his hard earned image by some political elements.”

According to the statement, contrary to what was reported in the media, his name “is not listed anywhere in the database of Mossack Fonseca Law Firm. We reiterate categorically that he is not directly or indirectly connected to any of the companies registered, operated or managed by the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm.

“We challenge all those behind this propaganda and Media outburst to prove or show that Senator Mark’s name was mentioned in the leaks. He is prepared to stand and defend himself against any accusation in relation to this matter.”

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