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"I now have leg injury as i was chained like a common criminal "- Baba Suwe

-----------I was a victim of set-up

    Ace comedian, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, has described himself as a victim of a conspiracy by faceless individuals who were envious of his exploits in his chosen profession.

   Baba Suwe gave the verdict on Sunday during a press conference addressed by his lawyers led by Mr Bamidele Aturu. Reflecting on the event at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja shortly before his arrest on October 12, 2011 by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the renowned comedian said that he was only told to enter an office to meet with the NDLEA men.

“As soon as I arrived at the airport, a woman sitting at the counter just asked me to go inside one room where the NDLEA officials were. As soon as I entered the room, they arrested me. Nobody told me my offence even when I demanded”, he said.

        He was chained in the legs like a common criminal. They asked him to lie down, they wanted to beat him, but common sense prevailed.
      "The most embarrassing was when they put a glove in my hands and forced me to fiddle with my shit whether something would be found there". Omidina, who disclosed that there was no time in his life that he was caught dealing with drug as rumoured, noted that the NDLEA found nothing on him or inside his bowel, which warranted his release by the court. Baba Suwe, who showed journalists the injury he sustained from the leg-chain that was put on him in custody, thanked all his fans and admirers, especially those who believed in him that he would never do such a thing in his life.

     Aturu said that the NDLEA failed in its duty to prove that his client, Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, was guilty of any offence.“We are going to ask questions about the capability of the NDLEA leadership if I have my way,” he said. “If I am the President of Nigeria, I will remove the NDLEA boss because it is a national embarrassment. He (Ajayi) needs nobody to tell him to go before he leaves. If it is in other climes, the person will resign.”