Oct 17, 2011 – Nigerian Actors Plan Mass Protest Over Baba Suwe’s Continuous Detention For Cocaine Trafficking
According to Society Now Magazine, Nigerian actors are now making plans to hold a mass protestover the ongoing detention of Yoruba Actor, Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba suwe.
Baba Suwe was detained on accusations of drug smuggling by operatives of the NDLEA on Wed, 12th of Oct, 2011.
He was supposedly enroute france at night when the Anti- drug agency’s scanner validated that he was smuggling drugs. Due to his past history of cocaine trafficking, he was immediately arrested and placed in detention.
Since he’s yet to excrete any sort of drugs based on details released by NDLEA, this really is proof that he had provided exctreta for the agency to ‘finger’ 3 times.
Based on the media reports released by NDLEA spokeswoman, Mitchelle Ofoyeju , they’re holding the comedian in continuous detention on claims that ‘there is reasonable ground for suspicion’ and that it is perfectly normal for the agency to detain suspects for extented time frame. The agency additionally stated that it at times take 7 days or more before some detainees excrete the suspected cocaine.
Presently, it’s unclear what portion of the constitution empowers NDLEA to ‘determine the duration of a suspect’s detention contrary to the provision in it’
On Sunday, October 16 2011, the ANTP leadership distributed a message among its members we quote:
‘This is the 4th day of Baba Suwe in NDLEA custody without anything found on him. NOW is time for us to talk. They owe us explanations as we have to act now. Be prepared for a massive rally. Expect further information on this soon, pass this message to others 4RM Prince Jide Kosoko’
This protest is aimed towards championing an increasing agitation for the release of the suspect.