‘My attention has been drawn to news making the rounds with the above headline and my picture wrongly and illicitly used along with the report.
“Permit me to set the record straight for the sake of friends, colleagues and members of the public who have reached out to me or my family on the report.
“Firstly, l am Hon. Kazim Adesoji Adeoti, the Chairman of lbakatv and Chief Executive Officer of Adekaz Productions and not Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem, who is allegedly wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
“All my life, l have never been involved in the use of illicit drugs let alone trafficking such. It is also important to add that l don’t own or have any affiliation with any of the property listed in the report.
“I am a reputable movie producer, marketer and a real estate investor and l have never been involved in any illegal business (es). This fact, my friends and colleagues in the country and the United States of America, can attest to.
“I am highly surprised and l smell foul play in the usage of my picture with the story by various media houses.
“Those media houses ought to have digged dipper for the appropriate picture to use along with their story instead of smearing my name and that of my family through the illegal usage of my picture.
I wonder what has become of investigative journalism in our country of late?
“For emphasis, l am not the same person nor in anyway related to Alhaji Ademola, a hotelier and Lagos socialite that was allegededly declared wanted by the anti-narcotic drugs agency.
“I urge my family, friends, colleagues, business associates and the general public to dispel any attempt to link me with the reportedly wanted socialite.
“Finally, my family and l expect an unreserved apology from any news medium, bloggers or individuals who may have wrongly used or circulate my picture with the distatesful report.
“Failure to do so within 48 hours, such news medium or blogger may be prosecuted”.
Wassupnow had earlier published a story about the accused with a wrong picture of him and take responsibility for the mistake.