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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

‘Mystery man’ who foreclosed $50.9m Billionaire's Row penthouse revealed- He's Nigerian billionaire Kola Aluko

I will post it here exactly as I saw it on New York Times
Nigerian playboy Kolawole “Kola” Aluko is the owner of the 79th-floor penthouse at the One57 tower on “Billionaires’ Row” — it’s a swanky pad that could become the biggest residential foreclosure in New York history, The Post has learned.
The 48-year-old energy tycoon — who is pals with Jay Z, Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell — hasn’t been paying his bills on the $50.9 million luxury condo, and a European bank is forcing a sale next month.

The Luxembourg-based Banque Havilland, which issued a $35.3 million mortgage on the 6,240-square-foot spread at 157 E. 57th St., has listed as collateral Aluko’s 213-foot yacht, the Galactica Star, and is looking to collect what it’s owed plus interest, court documents show.

On top of the unpaid mortgage that came due last fall, Aluko also has been racking up maintenance fees and taxes on the property. He has not been seen for some time, prompting speculation that he is hiding out on the Galactica Star.

The boat — which Aluko rented to Jay Z and Beyoncé in 2015 for $900,000 a week — was last registered in Freeport, the Bahamas, on May 3, but is currently “out of range,” yacht trackers said.

According to sources, Aluko did appear with the yacht at the ill-fated Ja Rule Fyre Festival music event in the Bahamas in late April. Prior to that, the Galactica Star left Cabo last year and was briefly berthed in Turkey, records show. Aluko is close pals with Leonardo DiCaprio, and partied with the Oscar winner at his birthday in New York in 2013. Reps for Aluko confirmed at the time that he had made a large donation to DiCaprio’s environmental charity.

Lately, Aluko has been dodging Nigerian authorities, who in February tried to freeze his assets including the apartment as part of a money-laundering probe. Aluko, who claims Switzerland as his residence, was among those who allegedly obtained lucrative contracts from Nigeria’s former oil minister, who has also been accused in a $1.76 billion scheme to defraud the government of oil sale profits that both have denied.

The alleged plot may have parked the money in assets around the world, including jets, automobiles and pricey real estate in London, Sweden, Dubai, New York and California. Aluko has been busy flipping many of the expensive properties he’s bought.

In Montecito, Calif., Gwyneth Paltrow paid Aluko an undermarket $4.9 million for a 2.4-acre estate that was equipped with a massive pool. In 2012, Aluko paid $14.7 million for an 11,478-square-foot manse in Beverly Hills that was rented to Ariana Grande.

The singer had to leave when Aluko sold it for just $13 million in 2016.

More recently, a shell company controlled by Aluko has been trying to unload an apartment at 1049 Fifth Ave., which it bought for $8.5 million in 2013. The apartment, whose two combined units boast four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a maid’s apartment and two storage units, has liens on it of more than $20,000, and it owes $61,000 in taxes to the city as of July 1.

Luxury skyscraper One57, built by real estate mogul Gary Barnett’s Extell Development, holds the sales record for a full-floor apartment, with one unit that sold for $100.5 million. But with lots of competition from new Billionaires’ Row towers, including 432 Park Ave., it has become harder to sell and rent mega-priced condos.

43 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Chai! See money...

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Anonymous said...

Yoruba man making money from the oil in Delta state, while we deltans are suffering. BLOOD MONEY! God will surely punish Nigerian leaders

tsalz said...

Na wa oo.. Make me sef help dem do d money laundering thing now.

ahabike daniel said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

get your facts straight....there's a difference between the new york times and the new york post linda ikeji

Anonymous said...

get your facts straight....there's a difference between the new york times and the new york post linda ikeji

Anonymous said...

You are a bastard!!!Must you mention Yoruba man!!Am sure u are from south south abi?Have u forgotten how your so call hero (GEJ) finished this country

Anonymous said...

GEJ and the 40 thieves. IPOB and the million MORONS.

Awonofin said...

Responding to Aonymous: You have just displayed your ignorance in capital letter. One of the leaders of the pack is your man, Dan Etete (hope I got the surname right)

Anonymous said...

Tell me one Yoruba or Hausa man who is a billionaire without stealing our oil. Richest my foot. Those of them who stole from us, it shall not be well with them and their next generation. Igbos fight for your Biafra , so that we can fight for ours. We need to manage our resources.

Anonymous said...

Linda is unschooled....but she has a cult following and loaded (which is good)

Anonymous said...

Are u not a fool? Was it not your fellow South woman, Deziani and your South man who was president who allowed him poor all this funds?

Femi said...

Na wa oo.. Make me sef help dem do d money laundering thing now. Must you mention Yoruba man!!Am sure u are from south south abi?Have u forgotten how your so call hero

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(GEJ) finished this country. get your facts straight....there's a difference between the new york times and the new york post.

EDWIN edDREAMZ CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...

Is this man is going to jail, then Jonah should follow suit..... All of them kills us pieces i swear....

kunle said...

Whatever happened to this man's corruption charges in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

That's so funny

Anonymous said...

God will never forgive Deziani and Jonathan for this theft

Anonymous said...

May all this thieves have stroke . Amen

Mr 47 said...

Yoruba people been making money since time immemorial while igbos been committing crime since time immemorial

Anonymous said...

Where is Reno Omrogue the defender of the faithfull. Kola is GEJ and Deziani's proxy for siphoning and laundering oil money. Its not ironic that once his masters were out of government, dude started experiencing financial difficulties. Just like the rest of Nigerian self proclaimed billionaires( except for a few like Linda Ikeji) this guy is nothing but an opportunist and gov front to launder our common wealth.

*Linda's Future Hubby*

Olusoga Kehinde said...

Please Queen Linda I need to become Aluko PA send my contact to him....

Kurtis said...

Linda, where is he going to get the money to keep paying down on the mortgage? The party has stopped in Nigeria where cheap and stolen funds were flowing from. More to come!

Kurtis said...

Linda, where is he going to get the money to keep paying down on the mortgage? The party has stopped in Nigeria where cheap and stolen funds were flowing from. More to come!

Anonymous said...

The truth must be told, the oil is from south south. GEJ is from S/S and only his administration is being probed that is why you get to know the massive looting of our treasury. I bet you it has been ongoing since independence. God heal our land.

Victor Aina said...

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Olusola Ogunmilua said...

Where is Jide Omokore?

Anonymous said...

THANK GOD FOR BUHARI, THIS RAT-ASS CROOK WOULD HAVE STILL BE STEALING/LIFTING OIL WITH REMITTANCE.

Anonymous said...

GEJ and the 40 thieves. 🚨🚨🚨

Anonymous said...

Kola was laundering money for Gej and Deziani! Now the well has run dry 😂😂😂😂😂

Vivian Reginalds said...

WAWU

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Adimchinobi Chibuzor said...

Ure blind

Adimchinobi Chibuzor said...

Ure blind

Anonymous said...

Yorubas siphoning govt money since 1960. Chai! No wonder they like playing second fiddle to the Hausas, so that they can always have access to the nation's treasury. What a wawu!!

Olashile Canada said...

Its obvious Monsieur Aluko has been dinning with our national Cake with the help of Madam Diego Dieziani Maradona pls i can launder money too amybody that wants to am available with all my heart

Jared said...

Yorubas siphoning govt money since 1960. Chai! No wonder they like playing second fiddle to the Hausas, so that they can always have access to the nation's treasury. What a wawu!!

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Its obvious Monsieur Aluko has been dinning with our national Cake with the help of Madam Diego Dieziani Maradona pls i can launder money too amybody that wants to am available with all my heart

hrm paul said...

Why won't he mention yoruba man. Una get oil. Aluko n thief shey he is broke now let's see how he can service his debts

Anonymous said...

So Aliko steals and God punishes GEJ and Diezani for it? You need deliverance.

Anonymous said...

Reno will not talk oh, their hypocrisy is something else.

kisbykay (Travelling Agency) said...

See money 😱😱. It is well

Anonymous said...

Go and kill yourself.

Anonymous said...

Aluko is not paying his bills ko? How come Diezani has recovered from cancer but Buhari is suffering from cancer and Aisha is digging his grave while laughing? So who is God punishing?

Anonymous said...

Still, an "ugly" somebody inside & out. NMTA

Lanni said...

This guy makes me proud. + I've learned something. You don't always have to steal, but if need me, make sure it is a major heist.

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