Oct 16,2011 – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it yet to find any hard drug on popular Yoruba actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a Baba Suwe.
The agency’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, in a statement on Friday, said that Omidina is still under observation.
“He made the first excretion on Friday evening but no drug has so far been found on him,” stated Ofojeju.
NDLEA Airport Commander, Hamza Umar, added that the process of placing suspected persons under observation was the agency’s usual practice.
“There is reasonable ground for suspicion and the actor is currently under observation,” he said. “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.”
The statement added that: An agency doctor had examined him and he is co-operating with narcotic investigators. Further update on the matter shall be made known to the general public”.
The actor, who was to board an Air France flight to Paris at about 10pm on Wednesday October 12, 2011, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, allegedly tested positive to drug ingestion and was placed under observation.