Adekaz Hotels owner, Alhaji Kazeem, arrested over alleged drug trafficking, money laundering

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (a.k.a Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed).

NewsWireNGR reports the Lagos socialite was declared wanted about ten days ago over offences bordering on the exportation and trafficking of illicit drugs and money laundering.

The suspect was declared wanted following his failure to honour NDLEA invitations and an order granted by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

He 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.

According to a statement by NDLEA spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, the search for Kazeem paid off on Thursday, 10th November, when he was successfully taken into custody, where he is currently being interviewed.

His lid was blown open after the arrest of one of his mules, Bolujoko Muyiwa Babalola, a Lagos BRT driver on 27th June at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, when he named Alhaji Ademola Kazeem, alias Adekaz as the owner of the 900grams of cocaine he ingested.

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 Two Hundred and Seventeen Million Naira (N217,000,000.00), all of which were granted.

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