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Diezani Alison-Madueke Ex-minister’s associate, Kola Aluko sells US mansion for $21.5M

The oil mogul has been linked with former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and both are currently being investigated for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Kola Aluko

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Nigerian oil tycoon, Kola Aluko has sold his mansion in Bel-Air, Los Angeles for $21.5 million, according to the LA Times.

Aluko is said to have sold the house last week at a $3 million loss after buying it for $24.5 million in 2012.

The oil mogul has been linked with former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and both are currently being investigated for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Alison-Madueke is alleged to have personally supervised the looting of $6 billion from Nigeria’s coffers.

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Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke

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The connection between the duo was confirmed by Aluko after he admitted to paying rent for the former minister’s mother in the United Kingdom.

According to UK’s Sunday Times:

“Aluko confirmed a probe over potential violations of the UK Proceeds of Crime Act and Bribery Act but professed his innocence. He said: ‘I’m willing to co-operate with anybody. I have nothing to hide.’”

“Aluko admitted he paid the rent on a flat in St John’s Wood in London for Alison-Madueke’s mother, as well as bringing her ‘hams, sausages and orchids’. He said these were simply gifts to a friend, given long after Atlantic had signed its deal.”

Pulse had exclusively reported on October 23 2015 that the former minister’s mother and brother were residents of luxury flats in London.

Online checks showed that a flat like Mrs Agama’s in St. John's Wood has a rent value of £10,400 per month and a sale value of £3.1 million.

Home of Mrs Beatrice Agama, mother of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke in Parkwood Point, St. Edmund's Terrace, St. John's Wood, London play

Home of Mrs Beatrice Agama, mother of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke in Parkwood Point, St. Edmund's Terrace, St. John's Wood, London

 

Alison-Madueke’s brother, Doye Agama has a flat in Tavistock Square, Holborn and a similar residence had a sale value of about £687,500 and a rent value of about £1,950 per month.

Home of Diezani Alison-Madueke's brother, Doye Agama in Tavistock Square, Holborn, London. play

Home of Diezani Alison-Madueke's brother, Doye Agama in Tavistock Square, Holborn, London.

 

READ: Pulse uncovers luxury homes of Diezani Alison-Madueke's family members in London

Nigeria’s oil sector, which Diezani was in charge of, has been plagued with massive corruption for many years leading new President, Muhammadu Buhari to take the decision to head the industry himself in order to sanitize it.

Watch video report of Diezani's alleged looting spree below:

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