Anyone in the “diaspora” needing to buy a grand mansion at knock down rates, here is your chance. Apparently corrupt civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja are rushing to sell off their properties obtained through ill gotten wealth in fear of the PMB Anti-corruption crusade. In recent months, estate agents around the FCT have been bombarded by civil servants needing to urgently dispose of their properties.
One of our informants gathered that the sale of properties in Abuja since the new administration came on board had increased by about 30 per cent.
In fact, it was learnt that property sales in the FCT increased “tremendously” within the past four weeks, in contrast to the lull that characterised the sector from January to May this year.
Already, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has reportedly confiscated some buildings said to have been owned by public servants whose earnings are said not to support ownership of such grand structures.
A lot of state of the art automobile are also reported to have suddenly come on the market and moneyed individuals are cashing in on the new development to make quick killings and get good bargains.
The ICPC had seized 24 landed properties that belonged to three officers of the Niger Delta Ministry and probe of civil servants suspected to have used proceeds of corruption to purchase properties in Abuja, Lagos and other cities of the country is already underway.