14th October, 2011
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that ace actor and comedian, Omidina Babatunde also known as Baba Suwe , has made the first excretion this evening but no drug has so far been found on him.
The actor was to board an Air France flight to Paris at about 10pm on Wednesday 12 October, 2011 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, when he allegedly tested positive to drug ingestion and was placed under observation.
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 agencyâ€™s usual practice.
According to Hamza, â€œthere is reasonable ground 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.
“The actor will still be under observation. The agencyâ€™s doctor has examined him and he is cooperating with narcotic investigators. Further up-date on the matter shall be made known to the general public,” NDLEA said.
Nigerians, especially Baba Suwe’s teeming fans, have been waiting anxiously for the outcome of the aiport alleged drug drama which the NDLEA wants to see to its logical conclusion.
Â P.M.NEWS will continue to keep its readers informed about the saga in subsequent reports.
By Simon Ateba