The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has declared wanted Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Ademola Afolabi Kazeem, over offenses bordering on exportation and trafficking of illicit drugs as well as money laundering.
The law enforcement agency disclosed this in a statement by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday.
Babafemi noted that the development to declare Kazeem wanted was granted by a Federal High Court in Lagos due to the reason that the suspect failed to honour invitations.
NDLEA allergy that 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 and other destinations outside Nigeria.
According to NDLEA, Kazeem went underground soon after the arrest of one of his mules, Bolujoko Muyiwa Babalola, a Lagos BRT driver at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja on Monday, June 27.
“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,” NDLEA said
The agency also stated that it has sealed six of the identified properties located on Lagos Island as a result of its operatives on Wednesday, October 26.
The properties 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 and the other one is located at 1 Irepodun zone, Adepoju bus stop, Ajoda Ayedun, Ibadan, Oyo state.