AMI Tanzania Limited on Sunday deployed bouncers to stop auctioning of its property at Upanga and Masaki as ordered by the court to recover over 5.071bn/- terminal benefits for its workers, forcing the High Court to conduct the exercise at its premises on Kivukoni Street. A total of 5,845,000,000/- was realized from the public auction of three houses, one at Baobab Village at Masaki and others on Plots number 6 and 7 at Upanga area along Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road. The house on plot number 8 at Upanga could not be auctioned as the realized sum exceeded the decretal amount of 5,071,273,684/. Royale Orchard Inn managed to purchase the houses on plots number 6 and 7 at 2.81bn/- and 2.48bn/-, respectively after emerging the highest bidder, while the house at Baobab Village was purchased by Amikan Ventures Limited at 555m/-. The court broker, Mustafa Nyumbamkali from Super Auction Mart and Court Broker, told the 'Daily News' that he was required to conduct the auction at the locations where the properties are located as he had announced earlier, but it was not possible, pointing an accusing finger to an official with the company, Ally Kassim, for fielding bouncers to obstruct the process. "I am sorry to inform you that we have failed to conduct the auction in front of the properties because of this man. The process has been delayed because of this man," he told members of the public while pointing at Mr Kassim who was also present at the High Court premises to witness the sale. The auction was conducted at around 12.45pm instead of 10.00am as ordered. The court broker said legal action would be taken against the man for attempting to obstruct the process. Mr Kassim was heard saying at the area that no sale of company would be carried out because the matter was still pending in court. Armed with machetes and bottles,the bouncers prevented any person to enter the premises at Baobab Village and threatened to break windows of any vehicle that would force its way inside the area. They were heard saying that no sale of the houses would be conducted and they were not fearing anybody. Few minutes later, some policemen arrived at the area and asked the court broker and his lawyer and counsel for the company to accompany them to Oysterbay Police Station where they were required to provide supporting documents. After being satisfied that the auction was legal as per court orders, the police gave the court broker green light to proceed with the auction. However, due to the chaotic situation, the court broker decided to shift the auction venue to the High Court premises. Last Thursday, the attempt by AMI Company to block the process failed after the Court of Appeal postponed the hearing of its application for stay of execution of the High Court order to next year.