Versatile Yoruba language comic actor, Alhaji Nurudeen Babatunde Omidina otherwise known as Baba Suwe is critically sick.
The sickness according to close associates is as a result of the torture he went through in the hands of the NDLEA operatives years ago when he was nabbed at the airport on suspicion of carrying hard drugs.
In a statement by actor and filmmaker, Yomi Fabiyi while calling on senior colleagues to act fast, Baba Suwe has not been fine for a while now and his health is deteriorating at an alarming rate.
“The torture done on him by NDLEA is vastly damaging his health at an alarming rate.
“He told me he no longer feel comfortable since that episode,” Fabiyi wrote on Instagram.
The actor further blamed Baba Suwe’s predicament on the National Drug
Enforcement Agency, condemning their uncivilized way of handling the matter after his arrest.
Fabiyi wrote, “He told me when I visited him that he is innocent of the accusations and yet a long pipe was inserted through his anus, he was detained for too long amongst other things just because he was randomly suspected like every normal person.
In my opinion, only lazy, ill-trained, unfit and uncivilised officers torture in the name of investigation.
Torture is criminal and sinful. If this accusation is found to be true by independent investigators, it shouldn’t go unpunished.”
Babatunde Omidina was arrested in August 2013 at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos while traveling to Paris on a scheduled Air France flight.
He was later released many days later after nothing incriminating was found on him.
He consequently dragged the drug enforcement agency to court where he was awarded a sum of N25 million but the NDLEA refused to honour the penalty.
The actor lost his wife, Monsurat Omodina also called Moladun Kenkelewu in September 2009 and according to Yomi Fabiyi “Baba Suwe is a widower, he can hardly walk properly as I speak, let alone go to film.
How will he feed and take care of the children aunty Moladun left behind?” He quizzed.