Ademola Kazeem, also known as Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed, a socialite from Lagos, has been declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for offenses involving the exportation and trafficking of illegal substances as well as money laundering.
This was said in a statement released on Tuesday by Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokeswoman.
The owner of Adekaz Hotels is the alleged drug dealer.
According to the agency, they sought him after he declined their invitation.
“The wanted drug kingpin was uncovered as the sponsor of some traffickers arrested by the anti-narcotics agency in their recent attempt to export cocaine to Dubai, UAE, and other destinations outside Nigeria,” the statement reads.
“Soon after the arrest of one of his mules, Bolujoko Muviwa Babalola, a Lagos BRT driver on 27th June at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MIA, Ikeja, Alhaji Ademola Kazeem who is also the Chairman of Adekaz Global Integrated Services went underground.
“Following his failure to honour invitations sent to him, the Agency approached a Federal High Court in Lagos with three prayers: to attach and seal his identified properties in Lagos and Ibadan; declare him wanted and block his bank account with a cash balance of Two, Hundred and Seventeen Million Naira (N217,000,000.00), all of which were granted.”
The NDLEA spokesman said the agency sealed seven identified properties of the alleged drug trafficker located on Lagos Island and Oyo State.
“They include 105 Tokunbo street off Broad street, Lagos Island; 1 Abibu Oki street off Marina, Lagos Island; 3 Abibu Oki street off Marina, Lagos Island; 54 Palm Church street, Lagos Island; 26 Agarawu street, Lagos Island; and 41 Forsythe Street, Lagos Island,” Babafemi said.
“The other one is located at 1 Irepodun zone, Adepoju bus stop, Ajoda Ayedun, Ibadan, Oyo state.”