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EFCC says record 19 new bids at the last auction of forfeited property

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that 19 successful new bids were recorded on Monday, January 16, 2023, the final day of the sales at the sale of forfeited properties recovered from public officials.

The properties were forfeited to the government as proceeds of crime, as determined by the EFCC through judicial processes.

In a statement by the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwajeren, he said during Monday’s bidding session, there were new bids for all unsold properties in Lots 4,5,6,7,8, and 9, with 19 successful bidders emerging.

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The statement quoted the Secretary to the Commission, George Ekpungu who spoke through the Director of Proceeds of Crime Department, Yusuf Aliu as thanking all the participants and congratulated the winners.

“I want to appreciate you for making this exercise a success, I congratulate the winners, I want to also ask them to cooperate by making payments before 15 days, else we will give it to the next highest bidders. As for the ones we couldn’t conclude today, we will get back to the public on our decision on them, thank you,”,he said.

One of the winners, Henry Udeme, commended the Commission. “The exercise today is commendable, I have been coming here since last week to represent my boss but we won today. I like the fact that it is transparent, I want the EFCC to extend this transparency to help other areas of Nigeria because so many people are looking up to the Commission. Keep up the good work”, he said.

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