Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Wanted Nigerian Billionaire Kola Aluko Puts Up His $51m Apartment For Sale For Just $39m

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wanted Nigerian Billionaire Kola Aluko Puts Up His $51m Apartment For Sale For Just $39m

A luxurious Manhattan apartment previously owned by an on-the-run Nigerian billionaire is up for sale for $11million less than he bought it for.





Disgraced Nigerian energy businessman Kolawole 'Kola' Aluko, 48, bought Apartment 79 in the One57 building in 2014 for $51.9million.


And now as he tries to evade authorities - the penthouse apartment is now up for sale for just $39.9million.

The seller is apparently anxious to get rid of the property - as it is listed by a 'MOTIVATED SELLER!!!'

The property was supposed to be sold at a foreclosure auction in July.


However, that sale fell through for an unknown reason and it has now been put back on the market by a 'motivated seller'.


The 6,240 square foot apartment is described as a four bed, four-and-a-half bathroom penthouse with stunning views of Central Park, the Hudson and East rivers, the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty.


It is described as a 'once in a lifetime investment opportunity' as it's the 'last remaining full floor residence at Manhattan's New Crown Jewel, One 57 Condominium.

Aluko bought the sprawling penthouse for $51.9million in 2014, but in less than a year later however he was forced to take out a $35.5million mortgage from Banque Havilland in Luxembourg to help pay for the apartment.

When the owner failed to pay the loan back a year later, the bank took possession of the 6,420-square-foot apartment, according to court documents.

'The home was in foreclosure, but it is now being sold by a third party as an alternative to foreclosure,' a source close to the property told the New York Post.


Aluko has been accused of making money by bribing Nigeria's oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, in a $1.76billion dollar scheme to defraud the country's oil sale profits.


The justice department lawsuit claims that Aluko and one other laundered money by purchasing $144million in properties including the penthouse and yatch, where he is thought to be hiding out to evade arrest.


Beyonce and Jay Z rented that same yacht in 2015 for $900,000 a week.


Aluko is currently under investigation for alleged money-laundering crimes in Nigeria and Europe.


He was last seen in Hong Kong and May and his yacht is currently in the Bahamas.


In 2014 a Nigerian court tried to freeze his assets - including the jaw-dropping penthouse, but never found him to serve papers.


from dailymail

20 comments:

  1. Stella you no get better picture of this man. Upon the money, he still worwor. permit me to use that for him

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  2. Kola kola! Naomi Campbell's boyfriend (or handbag?). Wehndonesah πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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  3. This one na COAT abi na SUIT...He use needle and thread sew the COAT ni..

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    1. He's in a tailoring shop getting his suit bespokely made, I guess.

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    2. If you look at the picture you will see he's at a professional tailor's fitting room 😊 He's most likely trying to get bespoke tailored suits. And they can be quite quite expensive πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

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  4. With his face like that of a beaver.wehdone sir

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚girl you did not just say beaver...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  5. See his thieving dentition. Mschewwww

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


      He just looks like a tout in a nice environmentπŸ˜‚

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  6. Waste of our resources. This amount could put up a good standard hospital or any other business in Nigeria, at least to employ our youths. Ndi ara.

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    1. They lack wisdom to do the right thing only to steal and keep stealing.

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  7. #Hang out with people who make you forget to look at your phone*

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  8. ......That he couldn't whiten his teeth???

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    1. If I patronise you, my money is at risk then.

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    2. Na so you dey use 'outsmart'those wey dey patronize u baa?criminal tendency exposed

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  10. I saw him in Hong Kong, liking very trim. He's lost a bunch of weight.

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