Oct 15, 2011- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that ace actor and comedian, Omidina Babatunde a.k.a. Baba Suwe, who was arrested on Wednesday over the suspicion that he ingested hard drug, made his first excretion on Friday evening, but no drug was found in it.
The actor, who was to board an Air France flight to Paris at about 10 pm on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos allegedly tested positive to drug ingestion and was placed under observation.
NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr Jarikhre Ofoyeju, confirmed yesterday that the artiste excreted once but no drug was found in the feaces.
Ofoyeju, who spoke with our correspondent in a telephone interview last night, explained that the Yoruba comic actor was under the observation of the medical and investigative team of the NDLEA.
He dismissed claims that the artiste has been released.
He said : “Baba Suwe is still under NDLEA’s obsevation. He is still in our detention. He has not been released. He excreted once on Friday, and from what he excreted, we have not found any drug so far. That is the lastest development.
NDLEA Airport commander, Alhaji Hamza Umar, who confirmed that Mr. Omidina Babatunde was in safe custody, added that the process of placing suspected persons under observation was the agency’s usual practice.
According to Hamza, “there are reasonable grounds for suspicion and the actor is currently under observation. He is fine and has gone for the first excretion, but no drug had been found on him. We have in the past recovered drugs after the fourth excretion. It is just the normal process for all passengers”,
Ofoyeju Mitchell head of public affairs said .Meanwhile, the actor will still be under observation. The Agency’s doctor had examined him and he is cooperating with narcotic investigators. Further update on the matter shall be made known to the general public.’’(The Nation)