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Anti-graft war: Civil servants put properties on sale

19 August 2015, 11:06

Abuja - 'Super rich' civil servants are said to be selling off their properties allegedly acquired through dubious means following the ongoing war against corruption by the federal government, Punch reports.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has reportedly started confiscating some buildings said to have been owned by some suspected public servants.

It was learnt that the sale of properties in Abuja since the new administration came on board had increased by about 30 per cent as some civil servants now rush to estate agents in the Federal Capital Territory in order to aid the quick sale of their properties.

Also read: Buhari vows to continue anti-graft war

The immediate past National President/Chairman of Council, Real Developers Associates Of Nigeria (REDAN), Olabode Afolayan, said that the property sector had witnessed an unprecedented boom in the sales of properties in the past few weeks.

The FCT Chairman of REDAN, Binta Ibrahim, said she could not attribute the haste by civil servants to dispose of their belongings to probe, but noted that the sales of properties had increased.

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