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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Producer Yomi Fabiyi cries out on behalf of Baba Suwe, says NDLEA's alleged torture damaged the comic actor's health

In October 2011, veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport on the suspicion of ingestion of illicit drugs. The drugs were supposedly discovered in the actor‘s stomach as he passed through the scanning machine at the airport. Read here

After detaining him for three weeks without finding any drugs, NDLEA released the comic actor.

An Ikeja High Court ordered the agency to pay the sum of N25 million as damages for unlawfully detaining him and also tender a public apology to him. None of this ever happened and in 2013, a Court of Appeal sitting in Igbosere, Lagos, quashed the judgement of the high court, saying there was no evidence to attract such.


In a new development, Producer and Director, Yomi Fabiyi, is alleging that a 'long pipe' was inserted through the actor's anus while in detention back in 2011 and the torture done on him by NDLEA is damaging his health at an alarming rate.

Read what Fabiyi wrote below.

"On BABA SUWE: I am calling on all SENIOR COLLEAGUES in the entertainment world especially those close to Baba Suwe cos I don't have everyone's contact to please reachout to him asap. 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. 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?"

"This is an A-List Entertainer and this conspiracy of silence gives me MENTAL AGONY on my part, I don't want to speak when it may be too late, I won't forgive myself. 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."

"The court asked NDLEA to pay him 25million for damages which is yet to be obeyed but to me an OPEN APOLOGY will placate him and illustrate some dignified and civil approach from a government agency that made him go through all that without coming up with a single proof after that prolonged detention and drama. He who assert MUST prove! NDLEA needs to restore public confidence by doing the needful on this matter. And until individuals and government agency begin to respect fundamental HUMAN RIGHT and enhance duty of care, the essence of Nigeria's FREEDOM is far from been realistic. No malice is intended against NDLEA with this outcry, I just hope the leadership see this as a clarion call for getting it right and save the agency from sending an innocent person to an early grave whereby leaving his children to suffer unjustly. My humble take. Thank you.  #JUSTICEFORBABASUWE #SAVEBABASUWE #SAYNOTOTORTURE"

31 comments:

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

I remember this story back then.. really sad how he was embarrassed!

Ogenah Boris said...

He deserves justice

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Ew a popular guy for that matter.
Well since that the money he get from movie is not enough he have to look for alternative.
YORUBAS NA WA OH.
NOT HIS FAULT SHALL NA TERRORIST BUHARI SCAM GOVERNMENT CAUSED IT.




















#sad indeed

livingstone chibuike said...

Well dats Nigeria for u

Uju Phil said...

Quite sad,people have forgotten about Baba Suwe...Fame comes with loadz of shits! #Sorry

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Sometimes the things that happen in this country disgusts me. How can't this man get justicebafter what was done to him. Na wa o

Long Live LIB

Juliet Iwuno said...

Naija na wa! Linda take note!

Mathilda said...

Baba suwe can't walk or talk, how are we sure it wasn't the effect of the drug found in his stomach👀, make oga producer continue dey another man panadol
#lindodo am pissed

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmm nawa ooo for this country,they will detain u without any evidence

niyi adetoye said...

NDLEA Pls do something...

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

eyaaa, that is too bad of them, pls govt shld come assist him.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

eyaaa, that is too bad of them, pls govt shld come assist him.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

eyaaa, that is too bad of them, pls govt shld come assist him.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Oh dear!


...merited happiness

anita gold said...

Ewo!

Esther Charles said...

Baba suwe don't. Worry God is in total control

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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

CHAII, NAWA O








AUNTY LINDA 👩

evy claret said...

All in the name of torture?

Eva Da Diva...

Anonymous said...

hungry don come oooo

Temmy Jamal1 said...

It is well with his soul

Babafemora said...

this is why i wander if any average Nigerian can truly love this country called NIGERIA, the system simply makes it impossible.

Esther Anisiobi said...

Its so disheartened how our government agencies work these days, they have ended up reducing our legal system to nothing, seriously i cant deal with this.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Sorry for him

Vivian Reginalds said...

heya
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Anonymous said...

Why are you bringing tribe into this and was it buhari govt that detained him pls get your fact right

Anonymous said...

Why are you been tribalistic why the mention of yoruba in your comments and why been hateful of buhari regime either you like it or not he is your president and will finish his first term and get second term so get over it other tribe are disgracing the country in diaspora and no one call them out so grow up and get your fact right or get a job

Anonymous said...

If not that u r a fool, after 4years, he will still be alive if drug was in his stomach? Arrogant cow. U got little mb, instead of you to save it , u are here doing lindodo you r pissed, Linda senior u? Ekpa

busolami modupe said...

Why are you so heartless,,, must you comment?

dee boi said...

Na wah ooooo... dee

Teemah Salau said...

This is too bad

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