The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has sealed seven buildings and blocked N217million belonging to a wanted drug baron, Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (a.k.a Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed). The anti-narcotics agency accused Ademola of drug trafficking and money laundering.
The affected properties are located at 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 is a building located at 1 Irepodun zone, Adepoju bus stop, Ajoda Ayedun, Ibadan, Oyo state.
Equally, the NDLEA said it apprehended another drug baron, Udemezue Obunike William, who was returning from Brazil.
William was also found to have hired two drug mules earlier arrested. They are Adolphus Anayochukwu Okeke and Anayo Michael Nnanna.
The agency said it arrested William, 52 years and father of four children, with 20.75 kilograms of black liquid cocaine on Tuesday 15th March. As at the time of his arrest, William had just returned from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Another drug courier, Nnanna Anayo Michael, 39, was arrested at the Port Harcourt International Airport, PHIA, during the inward screening of passengers. Found on him were 73 sachets of packed cocaine, weighing 8.15 kilograms.