A Federal High Court has granted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) permission to hold Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe for 15more days, since results of a scan shows drugs awaiting excretion. He has been held at the agency on suspicion of having ingested narcotics and he has been placed under observation since then. He was on his way to France when he was stopped at the airport on October 12.
According to an affidavit, the NDLEA averred that following Omidina’s arrest, he was placed on observation pending when he would excrete the substances he ingested, but while on observation, Omidina refused to eat, claiming that he eats only once in three days.
It was also stated that as a result of the comedian’s refusal to eat, he had not excreted the ingested substances. After he made a second excretion and no substance was found, the NDLEA had to take him to LASUTH for another CT scan for a second opinion on whether he indeed ingested the narcotic drugs, and the test confirmed a large amount of drugs in his body.
The NDLEA also stressed that it would be in the suspect’s best interest to excrete the ingested substances so as to prevent them from bursting in his his abdomen, a situation the agency argued might lead to his death.