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Wanted Billionaire Kola Aluko puts $51m apartment on sale

The man who's said to be evading the EFCC, Kola Aluko, has put up his $51 million plush Manhattan apartment for Sale for just $39 million.

It was gathered that the luxurious Manhattan apartment is up for sale for $11million less than he bought it. The 48-year-old wanted businessman who is being hunted by the EFCC and facing corruption charges alongside the former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison Madueke, bought the property called 'Apartment 79' in the One57 building in 2014 for $51.9million.

According to Politics NGR, as he tries to evade arrest - the penthouse apartment is up for sale for just $39.9m. He listed the property as a 'motivated seller', in order words he is looking for a quick buyer.

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 who is also accused of bribing Diezani in a $1.76billion dollar scheme to defraud the country's oil sale profits is believed to be hiding out on his yacht as he has not been seen publicly since May.

Investigations by Politics NGR reveal that he was last seen in Hong-Kong but his yacht, a 213-foot Galactica Star, worth $80 million is currently in the Bahamas.



The EFCC is trying to get an order against the plush apartment and other assets linked to Aluko.