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EFCC Seeks Bid For Forfeited Properties By Court Orders



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed plans to auction properties across the federation which have been forfeited by court orders.

Recall that the antigraft agency has since Saturday, December 24, 2022, placed adverts in major newspapers seeking bids for the auction of the properties.

The commission, said interested persons or organizations have until 12:00 noon Monday, 9th January 2023 to submit their bids.

The agency said the development is in accordance with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004, the Public Procurement Act, 2007 and the Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Act, 2022.

It revealed that properties to be auctioned include 61 units of luxury apartments, plots of land and apartments.

The auction according to the agency is open to members of the public with the exception of individuals/corporate entities who have been/or are being prosecuted by the EFCC, Directors of such companies, and employees of the EFCC.

The commission explained that a competitive bidding process is being adopted for the disposal of the properties, noting that the bid forms can be downloaded from the EFCC website

EFCC further stated that the bid forms must be submitted alongside 10% of the bid amount in Certified Bank Drafts payable to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

If the sum exceeds N10 million, multiple Certified Bank Drafts must be provided; drafts of unsuccessful bidders will be returned once the bidding process is concluded.

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A successful bidder will be required to pay the 90% outstanding balance of the bid price within 15 working days of the bid submission deadline, failing which the 10% deposit becomes non-refundable and the properties can be offered to other buyers. Payments shall be made to EFCC through the Remita platform.

Individuals occupying any of the properties listed may be given the Right of First Refusal provided they have a valid tenancy agreement, have paid rent up to date and must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form which can be downloaded from the EFCC website:

Bids for properties must be sealed and submitted in the designated box at the following address: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Plot 301/302 Institutions and Research District, Jabi, Abuja.

All bidders and/or their representatives are welcome to be present at the bid opening which will take place at the Convocation Ground, National Open University of Nigeria, opposite Economic and Financial Crimes Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja from Monday, 9th January 2023 to Friday, 13th January 2023.

The highest bid for each property will emerge as the winner subject to the highest bid being equal to or above the reserve price.

In the event of a tied bid at the bid opening or where none of the bids matches or exceeds the reserve price, bidders will be required to submit fresh bids at the opening. The outcome of the fresh bid submissions will be announced at the bid opening.

The distribution of the properties is 24 Units of luxurious block of flats at Banana Island, Lagos, 21 units of luxury terrace and block of flats at Thornburn, Yaba, Lagos, and 16 units of 4 bedrooms terrace duplex at heritage court estate, Port Harcourt.

Other properties include apartments and plots of land in Lagos State, apartments and plots of land within Abuja Metropolis, plots of land and apartment in Anambra, Ebonyi and Gombe States, apartments and plots of land in Kaduna, Delta and Edo States, hotels, plaza and apartments in Kwara State and apartments and plots of land in Cross River, Osun and Oyo States.

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