Kazeem is a prominent figure in Lagos who also owns Adekaz Hotels.
According to the anti-graft agency, Kazeem was made a wanted man after he ignored invitations from the NDLEA and a subsequent order from a federal high court in Lagos.
“The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has declared wanted Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (a.k.a Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed) over offences bordering on exportation and trafficking of illicit drugs as well as money laundering,” the anti-drug agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to NDLEA, some illegal drug traffickers who were recently apprehended while attempting to export cocaine to the United Arab Emirates were sponsored by the Lagos socialite (UAE).
The agency reveals that the socialite went underground after one Bolujoko Muyiwa Babalola, a Lagos BRT driver, who acts as his mule was apprehended in June.
“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.
“As a result, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday 26th October 2022 sealed six of the identified properties located on Lagos Island.
“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 Foresythe street, Lagos Island. The other one is located at 1 Irepodun zone, Adepoju bus stop, Ajoda Ayedun, Ibadan, Oyo state.”
In a related development, the NDLEA reported that Udemezue Obunike William had been detained at the Abuja International Airport upon his arrival from Brazil on suspicion of having ties to illegal drugs.
Udemezue was apprehended after a prior arrest of some drug couriers connected to him, claims NDLEA.
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