Ace Nigerian comedian actor, Babatunde Omidina, fondly referred to as Baba Suwe, opens up once more on his encounter with NDLEA
Baba Suwe has revealed that he’s at the moment unwell in the meanwhile and unable to stroll, no because of the expertise he mentioned was meted out to him by the personnel of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company.
In 2011, the veteran thespian was arrested by the NDLEA with claims that he was in possession of gear suspected to be cocaine.
In an unique chat with The PUNCH, the long-lasting actor mentioned that he has been rendered crippled because of his expertise within the fingers of the NDLEA.
He mentioned, “I haven’t forgotten about my situation with the NDLEA and I will always remember as a result of I am nonetheless bearing the pains and affected by that encounter. I am nonetheless affected by the inflictions they meted on me at the moment.
“As I converse with you, I can’t stroll with each my legs. Simply to go to the bathroom in my room, I should be carried there. Even utilizing the bathroom is an issue as effectively.
“Though I journey overseas for medical test-up, my physique remains to be not okay in any respect. As I mentioned, I can’t stroll to my bathroom in any respect with out help. This improvement started a couple of week or two in the past. Earlier than then, I hardly stroll correctly and anybody who sees me would know that I have issue strolling.”
The veteran actor, whereas narrating his expertise within the fingers of the NDLEA personnel, mentioned, “When I was within the custody of the NDLEA, they searched me, injected me, requested me to go to the bathroom, however they by no means discovered any cocaine inside my system. I defecated there and they didn’t see something.
“If my lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, was nonetheless alive, I may have obtained my compensation a very long time in the past as a result of he is an efficient lawyer. He’s additionally a compassionate individual. The person was good. After we have been in courtroom, he actually tried. If he was alive, I would have been compensated.”
Baba Suwe additional famous that the state of his well being had affected his profession. He mentioned, “I haven’t been capable of proceed my work as an actor partly due to what I am at the moment going via. I can’t begin work as a result of I am not sturdy sufficient.
“I am grateful to certainly one of my youthful ones who I launched to the enterprise, Yomi Fabiyi, for at all times yielding my calls. He’s my son; he stayed with me and learnt from me. Fabiyi is a kind of that has promised to get me a method of transportation to assist my motion, particularly if I should be at a location.”
Just lately, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, offered cheques value N500m to homeowners of properties demolished for the development of the continued Igbogbo-Igbe Street Enlargement Street undertaking.
Baba Suwe obtained the sum of N3.1m as compensation for his demolished property.
Talking on the event, Baba Suwe mentioned, “I am very ailing and was presupposed to see the Governor yesterday, however I couldn’t. We’ve got not but gone to gather the cash the federal government promised us. It’s till we go there and obtain the cash earlier than I can consider that they’ve compensated me.
“I am presupposed to be the place we ought to gather the cash immediately. I must take certainly one of my automobiles there, however since I wouldn’t have anybody to drive me there, that’s the reason I haven’t gone there but.
“The quantity the federal government needs to compensate me with can’t be in comparison with how a lot we spent on the property; ever! After the federal government is finished, once we go to the positioning, we will decide whether or not we’ll rebuild or not. “