Asides the taking of the Nigerian oil trader Igho Sanomi’s private jet, the Credit Suisse Group AG is gunning for his London apartments.
According to Bloomberg, the Swiss bank is owed about $3 million by Sanomi, who was a guarantor for a credit facility extended to one of his companies, Credit Suisse’s lawyer Andrew Brown said in written submissions to a London court last week. Three properties owned by Sanomi including apartments in Chelsea, west London, and Belgravia, in the heart of London’s diplomatic quarter, have already been identified as assets that may have to be forfeited if he loses.
Igho Sanomi was not represented in the London court and thus, didn’t respond to emails and Twitter messages that sought his comment. His lawyers at Clyde & Co didn’t respond to a request for comment beyond acknowledging they were aware of the application. Brown, in his exact words said Sanomi “has not put in any defense or objection to the charging orders,”
Sanomi’s company, Taleveras Energy, trades more than 100 million barrels of crude oil annually and is targeting biofuel investments, Bloomberg reported in 2017.
Credit Suisse isn’t the only lender targeting Sanomi’s assets. Banque Cantonale de Geneva has already made a freezing order against the London properties. ING Groep NV is also suing Sanomi for Taleveras’s unpaid debts, according to separate court documents filed in October.
Worthy of note is the fact that his private jet has alongside, been listed for sale