‘I’m a big boy, I’m connected to government, into oil business, I control Millions and Billions’. It doesn’t last! What is happening to big boy Kola Aluko and others today is another classical example. People should try and imbibe the virtues of patience and diligence; work and build a sustainable life.
As you read this, a federal high court in Lagos has granted a Mareva injunction permitting the government of Nigerian to freeze assets owned by two Nigerian businessmen Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, and their company Atlantic Energy.
Atlantic Energy was granted enormous contracts from the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) under the direction of Madam Diezani. According to reports, when she granted Atlantic Energy contracts through the Strategic Alliance Agreements (SAA) the company did not even legally exist.
According to legal documents, Aluko and Omikore stole more than $1.7b from Nigerian government:
Assets specifically mentioned include three mansions in Los Angeles, two high-end apartments in New York City, properties in Santa Barbara, California; numerous properties in Lagos including 43 apartments in Banana Island, 58 vehicles, the Galactica Star yacht, and three airplanes.
– Even if you were not caught, how far will you go with these greed? Sigh!