Babasuwe is currently very sick with a claim by another theater practitioner linking his health status to his ordeal in the hands of security operatives five years ago.
Nollywood comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe is currently going through a tough health situation, according to Yomi Fabiyi, a thriving Yoruba actor.
Putting out a public statement, Yomi claims Baba Suwe’s health deterioration is as a result of the seasoned actor’s torture at the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) who detained him on suspicion of carrying hard drugs in 2011.
In his words:
“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?’ Yomi shared. ‘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.”
“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. Yomi Fabiyi #JUSTICEFORBABASUWE #SAVEBABASUWE #SAYNOTOTORTURE”
In 2011, he was alleged of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the lagos high court of law