Friday, October 14, 2011

After Baba Suwe's Arrest,NDLEA Awaits him to pass out"Expensive shit"


   National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, waits for Nollywood comic Actor, Baba Suwe, to stool, 48 hours after he was arrested on suspicions that he concealed hard drugs in his stomach.
   The NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, told P.M.NEWS this morning that the 53-year old popular comedian who is still in their custody was yet to defecate since he was arrested on Wednesday night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

According to standard procedure, the Nollywood actor whose real name is Babatunde Ayinla Nurudeen Olasunkanmi Omidina must defecate and the waste analysed by the operatives. He will then be freed or charged to court for drug trafficking.
   The NDLEA airport commander, Hamza Umar said this morning that “there is reasonable ground for suspicion and the actor is currently under observation. He is fine and had been eating but has not excreted.”
   He added that the suspect will remain under observation and the NDLEA doctor has been called upon to examine him. He said further update will be made as events unforld, Hamza said.
The suspect was detained by NDLEA officials after the United States-donated scanner at the Lagos airport detected substances suspected to be hard drugs in his stomach.
According to NDLEA sources, he was on his way to Paris, the French capital to act as a master of ceremony in a naming event of the child of an Air France staff scheduled for tomorrow.
    He was on his way to board an Air France flight when he was suspected by anti-narcotics agents, taken to the scanning room and detained.
    His passport was seized and the flight was allowed to go without him. The Air France staff (name withheld) was also arrested.
   At the time of writing this report, Baba Suwe was still under observation at the NDLEA airport office in Lagos.
  Sources said Baba Suwe has denied that he swallowed hard drugs and the truth will only be known after he defecates today or whenever.
Meanwhile, following the arrest of Baba Suwe by NDLEA, his colleagues have expressed shock over drug scandal.
They wondered why an actor of his stature could be involved in drug trafficking.
   Former President of Association of Nigerian Theatre Art Practitioners, Prince Jide Kosoko was full of anger.
He said: “Are you sure it is true? If it is, it is madness. It is madness I repeat. I can hardly believe the story. What else does he want in life? This is madness, complete madness I say.”
Sunday Omobolanle aka Papy Luwe who called to confirm the report said he was shocked.
“But I can’t believe that what I am hearing is true. A friend who is in London spoke with me on phone and said that he saw the story on-line. Sorry I will speak with you later.”
  Barrister Tunji Bamishigbin, an actor and a Lawyer, said if it is true that Baba Suwe is involved in drug peddling, then he does not deserve the position and respect the Nigerian society has accorded him.
“It is also a big shame and it is very disappointing because the society sees us as the mirror through which they watch themselves and if we are found where we are not supposed to be, it is very shameful.”
Star Actress, Remi Oshodi aka Surutu expressed disappointment with Omidina’s shameful act.
“because whoever is not satisfied with whatever he or she has will end up where he is not supposed to be. We are the mirror through which the society mirrors itself and as parents we should live by example. It is a big disgrace to us all,” she said.
   A young actor Femi Brainard also condemned the shameful act of the star actor, saying “this shameful act must be stopped because Wunmi was the first victim, and because she was pardoned does not mean that Baba Suwe will go scot free. What he has done is a slap on us and the entire movie industry. This time around he must be made to face the music.”
   According to Hon Rotimi Makinde, a member of the House of Representatives, “it is a rude shock. “It’s indeed a disgrace to many of us and the industry I so cherish. I reserve further comments for now until I get details.” He spoke through his media aide, Sanya Ojo.
   The incident has generated a huge backlash against the comedian, with some saying it is a comedy of errors.

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