Ademola Afolabi Kazeem, the proprietor of Adekaz Hotels, has been listed as sought by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for charges involving alleged money laundering and trafficking in illegal drugs.
In a statement on Tuesday, Femi Babafemi, director of communications and advocacy for the NDLEA, made the claim.
Mr. Babafemi claims that Kazeem, a socialite from Lagos, was sought after he declined invitations and a federal high court in Lagos issued an order to the agency on October 17.
Proclamation from the NDLEA
The NDLEA claimed that Kazeem is the financier of certain drug smugglers who were recently apprehended while smuggling cocaine out of Nigeria to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries.
The Ndlea further reported that Mr. Kazeem’s assets had been sealed and his accounts with N217 million frozen.
“The NDLEA has declared wanted Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (also known as Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed) over offenses bordering on importation and trafficking of illegal substances as well as money laundering,” the statement read.
Following his refusal to accept invitations, the Agency petitioned a Federal High Court in Lagos with three requests, all of which were granted: to attach and seal his identified properties in Lagos and Ibadan; to declare him wanted; and to block his bank account, which had a cash balance of N217,000,000.00.
“As a result, NDLEA agents sealed six of the identified properties on Lagos Island on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
The following addresses are on Lagos Island: 105 Tokunbo Street off Broad Street, 1 Abibu Oki Street off Marina, 3 Abibu Oki Street off Marina, 54 Palm Church Street, 26 Agarawu Street, and 41 Foresythe Street. The other one is in Ibadan, Oyo state, at 1 Irepodun Zone, Adepoju Bus Stop, Ajoda Ayedun. The sentence is written.