Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has recovered 301 houses from two public servants in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

ICPC chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye revealed this during the inauguration of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on investigation of the operations of Real Estate Developers .

Although, details of the affected civil servants were not disclosed, Owasanoye said 241 buildings were retrieved from one of the suspects while 60 buildings were recovered from the second civil servant.

Speaking on the rising cases of corruption in the country, ICPC boss revealed that the agency recovered a total of N53,968,158,974.64 after completing the task of the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel on recovery of public property to investigate some real estate developers who defaulted in remittance and payment of money due to the government.

He said some of the offences border on forgery, the closing of land documents, double or multiple land allocations, allocation of land without the minister’s approval, revocation of land title without due process, non-delivery of projects, embezzlement of sourced capital, land racketeering, the use of land syndicates and speculators, the marketing of fake layouts, fraudulent allocation of land among others.

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