Popular Actor, Baba Suwe Arrested For Drugs


An aspersion is set to be cast on actors in Nigeria’s film industry, especially the Yoruba genre. No thanks to the arrest of foremost comedian, Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe.

He was picked arrested last night at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport when the body scan machines revealed that substances suspected to be hard drugs were concealed in his stomach. Street Journal gathered that he was on his way to France and was about to board Air France flight AF 3051 to Paris when was arrested. He is currently being held by the NDLEA.

It was also gathered that he was scheduled to be the master of ceremony at the naming ceremony of the baby of a certain Air France Staff in Paris on October 15.

Before now, there had been insinuations that Omidina might be involved in drug dealings owing to the fact that he normally eulogises people suspected to be drug lords in his movies. One of his films, “Baba Cherokee” contained esoteric scenes that many believed could be described to detail by those operating within drug rings.

He was also caught in controversy about two years ago when his wife, Monsurat died in circumstances that many still believe to be questionable. Till date, some still find it difficult to absolve the comedian of blame in the death of his late wife.

It is already being said in some quarters that drug trafficking seems to be coming gradually into the Yoruba movie industry.  Taiwo Akinwande, a popular actress excreted 92 wraps of cocaine when she was arrested at the same airport in 2006.

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