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Baba Suwe in cocaine mess – Arrested at Lagos Airport for ingesting hard drugs

Friday October 14, 2011

Baba Suwe
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Celebrated actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is being detained at the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for alleged drug trafficking.

Baba Suwe was arrested on Wednesday night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on his way to France by officers of the NDLEA on what the anti-drug agency called “suspicion of drug trafficking.”

The actor, who was most admired by fans especially for his comic roles in Yoruba home video, was nabbed when he was about to aboard an Air France Flight to the French capital Paris where he was scheduled to act as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) at the child naming event of one of the airline’s staff.
Sources at the airport said the agency detained the actor for questioning when it was discovered that he ingested hard drug detected by the scanning machine, which he passed through.

An NDLEA insider said Baba Suwe who is billed to perform for his client on Saturday is being closely monitored pending when he excretes the swallowed drug. It was gathered that an unnamed staffer of Air France is also in the custody of the NDLEA to answer questions relating to Baba Suwe’s arrest. In a telephone chat with NDLEA’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, the agency said Baba Suwe was being detained and placed under observation. Ofoyeju said, “we have reasonable cause to suspect him. We have him with us right now. We have placed him under investigation and observation. We will let you know the outcome soon.”

Baba Suwe shot into limelight in the early 90s with television soap opera Erin Keke with his two wives. He became an established star with the advent of home video as he soon gained prominence as the leading Yoruba actor in comedy genre.

He lost his wife popularly known as Omoladun Kenkelewu few years ago. Long before now there had been rumour in the industry that Baba Suwe was into drugs for two reasons. One, he was at a time one of the richest Yoruba actors and two, very close to many socialites with drug tales following them. He constantly denied such tales describing them as tales of rumour mongers.


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