The Yoruba Comic Actor, Babatunde Omidina, AKA Baba Suwe, recently granted Encomium magazine an interview and here’s the excerpt of what he said about the alleged drug scandal and what it has cost him.
“I have not collected any money. The most painful thing is that I was wrongfully accused. Had it been I actually committed the crime, I wouldn’t mind but they punished me for nothing. I was in NDLEA for almost three weeks and nothing was found on me. No matter the kind of juju one may have used, I don’t think there is anybody that can even conceal cocaine for even two days. It would burst inside the person’s stomach which may lead to death. And I believe after all their investigations, they should have released me so that I can continue with my career. But the whole situation, the way I was treated actually rubbished my image. My career has been dwindling. A lot of people who are supposed to be inviting me to take part in their movies abandoned me because of that incident. A lot of people that could have assisted me financially don’t want to associate with me again. For instance I was close to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu before and he was very nice to me. He had done a lot for me but now its very difficult for me to be close to him again. He is also even not comfortable with me around him again because of the allegation”
Meanwhile, Baba Suwe is heading to the Supreme court to get Justice after the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal upturned the judgment of the lower court, which ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to pay him N25 million as compensation.