The billions of Kola Aluko
by Maria Roselli and Marco Tagliabue
Produced and broadcasted by Falò, RSI La1 TV, Switzerland on 15.09.2016
A stunning villa overlooking the bay of Lugano. In the garage several luxury cars. And gardeners, waiters, bodyguards. In short, a house of Riley. Another billionaire who chose Ticino as a safe haven. The person in question is called Kola Aluko, he is Nigerian; at first glance a businessman with business acumen. A man, however, who got under fire by the Nigerian and British justice, because he would have pocketed billions of dollars not due to him. Money from the Nigerian oil wells, money stolen from State coffers. Billions that, at least in part, would be laundered in Switzerland. But in Ticino, no one seems to know anything about these events.