Monday, October 17, 2011

Why we’re still holding Baba Suwe – NDLEA

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, yesterday, explained why it is still holding on to popular actor and comedian, Mr. Babatunde Omidina, alias Baba Suwe, who was arrested last Wednesday night for alleged drug trafficking.

The comedian was alleged to have ingested wraps of cocaine in his system which the scanner employed by the anti-drug agency was said to have picked up but the suspect has emptied his bowels twice without any trace of the drug.

Spokesman of the agency, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, however, insisted that Omidina would not have been picked up if the scanner had not revealed that he had the drug in his system.

He said: “Baba Suwe is still in our custody and under observation. Since he was arrested Wednesday, he has excreted  twice.  First, he excreted on Friday and we did not find any drug and on Saturday he excreted again, still we did not find any drug.

”But, it is normal because we would not have arrested him if the scanner did not show that he has something in his system. We have had people who stayed longer before  they started excreting; so, we are still observing him. It is just that we are now doing our investigation on this particular suspect on the pages of newspapers.”

After his arrest last Wednesday, Airport Commander of NDLEA, Alhaji Hamza Umar, was quoted as saying that, “Mr. Omidina Babatunde was in safe custody.

Preliminary findings have shown that the actor was to act as compere for the naming ceremony of his friend’s daughter in Paris. He was arrested because there is reasonable ground for suspicion and the actor is currently under observation.”

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