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Monday, 17 July 2017

Feds Want To Seize Nigerian Playboy Kola Aluko Yacht And Penthouse

 Looks like the party’s over for Kola Aluko.

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Nigerian playboy Aluko — who has courted Naomi Campbell and celebrated a birthday with Leonardo DiCaprio — is targeted in a federal lawsuit aiming to seize his $80 million yacht and his $50.9 million One57 penthouse.

The suit claims the yacht, which Aluko once rented to Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and the full-floor penthouse apartment on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row were bought in a money-laundering scheme by frauds who bribed Nigeria’s oil minister.

But the feds will have to get in line.

The 6,240-square-foot condo on the 79th floor of 157 W. 57th St. is in foreclosure. Aluko hasn’t paid the mortgage, and the bank that lent him $35.3 million to buy the pad is forcing a sale, the city’s biggest foreclosure ever.

The four-bedroom, four-bath condo also has liens on it of more than $20,000, and owes $61,000 in taxes to the city as of July 1.
The apartment is due to go to auction Wednesday.

Nigerian authorities in February tried to freeze Aluko’s assets, including the apartment and the yacht, as part of the money-laundering probe.

The 48-year-old energy tycoon, whose full name is Kolawole Akanni Aluko, is accused of financing his high-flying lifestyle with money generated from a $1.76 billion scheme to defraud the Nigerian government of oil sale profits.

The scam allegedly involved millions of dollars in bribes to former Nigerian oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who oversaw the state-owned oil company.

The federal lawsuit — a civil forfeiture action filed in Houston — claims that Aluko and another Nigerian oilman named Olajide Omokore conspired with others to pay bribes to Alison-Madueke.

In return, the minister steered contracts from a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to shell companies owned by Aluko and Omokore.

Despite being unqualified and in some instances performing no services at all, the companies received more than $1.5 billion through the sale of crude oil, the lawsuit said:

The Justice Department’s suit said Aluko and Omokore laundered their illicit revenue by buying $144 million in assets, including the One57 condo and the yacht.

Alison-Madueke was charged with money laundering in Nigeria, the country’s financial crimes agency said in April. She has denied wrongdoing. Aluko also previously denied the accusations.

Aluko was last seen in public offshore of the ill-fated Fyre Festival in the Bahamas in April. Since then, he’s been on the lam, and may be hiding out on the 213-foot yacht.

The boat, registered in the Cayman Islands, was last tracked in the Caribbean in early May. It’s now listed as “out of range,” by a worldwide ship locator.

The Luxembourg-based Banque Havilland, which issued the mortgage on the One57 condo, seeks to collect what it’s owed plus interest, court papers say. It is unclear how the feds and the bank might divvy up the auction proceeds.
from Nypost.com

28 comments:

Jeni_zee said...

He was nd is still senseless, why invest in all that ? Waste of funds

Hadey Halaba said...

You can run but it is hard to hide from the law.

AGELESS T said...

That should have been done a long time ago. Where is his partner in crime, Mrs "I am innocent "?

Cynthia Iyede said...

Na wa!

Anonymous said...

Playboy with tiny prick,is dat one a playboy?mtcheeeeew

AGELESS T said...

"The 6,240-square-foot condo on the 79th floor"

This one is no longer a condo o. Can a condo be this big? TGW, get in here

The General's Wife said...

See his thieving face!

Anonymous said...

They should please

That's the only thing I will appreciate it this government



How can 3 individuals steal this much? Mbok

.no no no

They should all pay for it


Go to @Bayelsa and see people living almost in abject poverty... This is their OIL money, yet @Deziani and these men stole and stole and stole...

Money meant for all.. They stole

They are wicked

They are killers

They are not different from @Evans





@Anonymous Orubebe

Anonymous said...

Smh!
Baffles me how pple can come together n plunge a country into penury without conscience

Anonymous said...

Lol

You don debeh?




@Anonymous Orubebe

ivie said...

Kola is just a senseless Idiot, all in the name to belong by force.I am certain he brought Jide to this nonsense, young money with small sense. What has all this yielded you Kola?Having high class women and living large to be known all over the world as a fool is all you have achieved. You have exposed and disgraced your self even implicated a good woman for nothing. It shall never be well for you.

Anonymous said...

Kola aluko just spent foolishly! Anyway I don't blame him!he never worked for d monies he was lavishing! Smh

The General's Wife said...

Abject poverty no be small!

So bad u can see it in the eyes of the people dere. Especially all those street hawkers.
The day I went to Bayelsa,I couldn't believe it was really Bayelsa I was in. I keep asking the General "You mean this is Bayelsa? I mean the Bayelsa the Presdient (he was stil the President then) comes from???

At best described,it was unbelievable!

Welcome to my World said...

Why spend so much money on a yacht? They steal the people's money just to fund a lavish lifestyle at the expense of the masses. The government should quickly send them to jail and seize all their properties home and abroad.

Anonymous said...

Now his abandoned wife, will laugh....

Miss Ess said...

They should build a new prison for them and forget them there

Anonymous said...

Abi, with all his money.. He has very low self esteem


Na im make he wan dey tag along with @Naomi Campbell, @Jay Z and co





@Anonymous Orubebe

Anonymous said...

High class women kwa?High class whores/prostitutes

Anonymous said...

May God deliver us from the cabals of this country...amen

Anonymous said...

Isn't this ridiculous? JayZ and Beyonce who have more than a billion dollars LEGITIMATELY btw them RENTED a yacht which this THIEF BOUGHT with naija's funds. May all he has ever owned be taken from him. May they be made to face the full wrath of the law and may God bring out the govt officials who will prosecute their case without fear or favour, amen

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

Anon 8:12 did he use the finger prick to hammer you? sorry oooo

The General's Wife said...

Amen!🙏🏽

The General's Wife said...

New prison ke?

New prison that wil have new walls and new floors and new doors. New facilities.

Iffa hear!
Let the other prisoners be moved to the new prison and let them occupy Kirikiri.

Tuscany IG, TWITTER @onimisibespoke said...

Cos its a show of money, class and power and also an investment.
He rents it out so hes making money off it

Adorable Debrah said...

Imagine if he had used the money to set up profit generating industries in Nigeria! No defending stealing though... He is so poor, even more than the poverty stricken masses he has defrauded

Yemi7up said...

God bless you TGW, the ex president is from Bayelsa and still allow this woman and her gang to milk the nationa dry and Dazieani too won't mind Biafra to come to Past instead telling the people to start questioning as many that have govern any state in the east and Niger delta.

Yemi7up said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Did you see the hotel mama patience build in the middle of all the poverty?
Wicked soul, they should lock them up and throw away the keys.
Infact what is different between these people and saddam hussein?

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