Energy tycoon and Nigerian playboy Kolawole “Kola” Aluko may lose his 79th-floor penthouse to bank foreclosure.
79th floor penthouse belonging to Kola Aluko about to be foreclosed due to bills not being paid by the Energy tycoon
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.
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.
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.
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; selling off previously bought properties in California and Florida