Son of late Nigerian business tycoon scoops up prime NYC property

August 05, 2009 11:57AM

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Tunde Folawiyo, son of a so-called “icon of Nigerian industry,” closed on three adjacent high-end apartments last month, totaling $10.1 million, according to city records. The three apartments, all located in the Centurion at 33 West 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, together have five bedrooms and 3,530 square feet. The Observer points to some sketchy details in the deal, such as a part in the apartments’ documents where Folawiyo’s name appears crossed out and a New York attorney’s name is written in its place. Folawiyo’s deal, however, isn’t the largest recent deal at the Centurion — a Long Island executive recently paid upwards of $15 million for the purchase of multiple units in the same building, according to public records.

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