It was during his time as Communications Minister that this criminal, who now heads the Nigerian Senate, brazenly dipped his itchy fingers and hands into the Nigeria pie, big time. David Mark brokered a non-executed seventy-seven ($77) million dollar “telecommunications" contract on behalf of Nigeria Telecommunication company (NITEL) and also procured a refurbished aircraft for NITEL at an outlandishly over-inflated price. It was with part of "profits" he made from these deals, that David Mark bought the £5.9 pounds 18-hole St. Margaret’s Golf Course & Club in Dublin Ireland, just a five- minute away drive from the Dublin International Airport. Several other pay to play deals in NITEL flourished very well under David Mark leadership; and the last twelve ($12) million dollars SIEMENS bribery scandal involving yet another senator, Jubril Aminu, gives an insight into the type of cash-cow NITEL was, which David Mark milked dry but is now dead! David Mark also bought a private house worth £2.5 million pounds Sterling on Kingston upon the Thames River in London. Virtually all of David Mark's children of very polygamous marriage life-style attend schools in Europe; yet he is a Christan judging by his name, for whom the one man one wife injunction does not make sense, just like Olusegun Obasanjo? David Mark met and married one of his wives in Ghana while on the run from Sani Abacha's henchmen for the massive looting he committed at NITEL. It is on record that David Mark remained on his self-imposed, massive theft-induced exile from 1993 until 1998 when Sani Abacha died. Till date, David Mark still maintains massive investments in Ghana, the Caribbean, USA, Europe as well as additional hefty bank accounts in Switzerland, Cayman Islands and Jersey. And this is the caliber of man shamelessly leading the Nigerian Senate?
David Mark is now playing Father Christmas by donating a learning center at Oturkpo, Benue State, Nigeria! From where did he get the money, since it is on record that while growing up that his family was dirt-poor? Icheoku remembers vividly according to the accounts, that at one time before being cajoled into joining the military, his father could hardly afford to pay for his regular school fees, which automatically removes him from the genre of a trust-fund kid? As a military officer, how much was his emolument? And today, as a "Senator" and a "Senate President", how much is his take-home pay? Only one thing explains the unexplainable, David Mark is very corrupt!