Kola Aluko who spent $1.5m on champagne investigated for Madueke corruption case.
byNaija Blog Queen Olofofo-
Kola Aluko, the owner of the Galactica StarSuper Yacht Jay Z & Beyonce recently spent their European vacayon is reportedly wanted by the UK government in connection to theDiezani Alison Madueke arrest.
Aluko sparked dating rumours with super model Naomi Campbell after he was spotted with her in France a couple of years ago, he also reportedly splashed $1.5 M on champagne at actor Leonardo Di Caprio‘s 39th birthday party in New York. He has been seen partying in up with the likes of Sean “Diddy”
Combs, Jamie Foxx and a lot of other music & film stars.
According to Sahara Reporters it has been confirmed from the Attorney General’s Office in Switzerland that the United Kingdom has requested Mutual Legal Assistance from Swiss authorities for the detention of Kola Aluko. Aluko has allegedly been holed up in his regal estate in southern Switzerland after learning of Alison-Madueke’s arrest in the United Kingdom. The Swizz estate recently acquired by Aluko is called the Villa Rezzonico, it is described by an Italian language newspaper as having “an area of 1,400 square meters, dozens of rooms, and is surrounded by a park of 4,700 square meters with a swimming pool, fitness area and several oases for relaxation.” The paper also described the villa as “one of the most beautiful architectural relics of the early twentieth century or twentieth century in Switzerland.”
Naomi Campbell and Kola Aluko.
In another report Sahara Reporters claims Mr. Aluko’s is one of the launderers of billions of dollars illicitly cornered by the embattled former Minister of Petroleum and former President Jonathan. The online publication alleges a falling out between Mr. Aluko, on the one hand, and Mrs. Alison-Madueke and Mr. Jonathan, on the other.
The major contention was centered on Mr. Aluko’s indiscreet and flashy lifestyle, which triggered the former minister’s fears that his opulent acquisitions and taste could attract unwanted attention. According to sources close to both parties, the relations between Mrs. Alison-Madueke and her front soured badly after Mr. Aluko was seen in numerous photographs accompanied by Ms. Naomi Campbell. They said Mr. Aluko stopped traveling to Nigeria and absconded with a massive amount of looted money he was supposed to launder for Mr. Jonathan and the former Petroleum Minister. Kola Aluko’s Yacht named “Galactica Star”
Intelligence documents leaked to Sahara Reporters described Mr. Aluko as a “money launderer” and “money manager,” for elite politicians in Nigeria—especially Mrs. Alison-Madueke. The documents claimed that Mr. Aluko purchased several real estate properties in Los Angeles and New York for as much as $23 million.
It remains to be seen if the Swizz government will have Aluko extradited to the United Kingdom to testify in the Diezani Alison-Madueke case…One thing is for sure the Alison-Madueke arrest is going to take a lot of people down. In further revelations courtesy of the Punch newspaper, there were strong indications on Wednesday that Switzerland might extradite Nigerian oil baron, Kola Aluko, to the United Kingdom.
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, in an email to one of its correspondents, confirmed that the UK had sought for mutual legal assistance from its country.
In an e-mail sent to it, the office of the AGF of Switzerland was asked if it had received extradition request from the UK on the businessman.
It was also asked to specify the time the extradition process would begin and when he would be extradited.
In his response, Nathalie Guth of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, said:
“I refer to your request of today and we can confirm that the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has received a request for mutual legal assistance from England in this context.”
He declined to give further information on the request.
“The mutual legal assistance” could lead to eventual extradition of Aluko to the UK in connection with the investigation of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
When Punch contacted the spokesperson for the UK High Commission in Abuja on Wednesday,Joe Abuku, he said:
“I can’t give any information on the extradition issue because the official that would brief me is out of town and cannot be reached on the phone, but I will try and get him tomorrow (today),” he said.
A top security official in the United Kingdom told ThePUNCH that:
“There are srong links between the former oil minister and Aluko. Extradition is not out of question.”
Aluko is an associate of former Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke, who was arrested in the UK last week for alleged bribery and money laundering.