Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (also known as Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed), a drug smuggler from Lagos and the owner of the Adekaz Hotels, was finally apprehended by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) ten days after being listed as a wanted person for offenses related to the exportation and trafficking of illegal drugs as well as money laundering.
Following the suspect’s failure to comply with NDLEA’s invitations and a court order issued by a Federal High Court in Lagos, NDLEA had declared him wanted on Tuesday, 1 November. He had been identified as the sponsor of some traffickers who had recently attempted to export cocaine to Dubai, UAE, and other countries outside of Nigeria, but had been apprehended by the anti-narcotics agency.
According to a statement by the spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, yesterday the search for the wanted socialite paid off last Thursday when he was successfully taken into custody where he is currently being interrogated.
Babafemi said his id was blown open after the arrest of one of his mules, Bolujoko Babalola, a Lagos BRT driver on 27th June at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, when he named Alhaji Ademola Kazeem, alias Adekaz as the owner of the 900 grammes of cocaine he ingested.
He said following Adekaz’s 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 choice areas of Lagos island and Ibadan; declare him wanted and block his bank account with a cash balance of N217 million, all of which were granted.