Veteran Nigerian actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as “Baba Suwe’’ is down with an unknown ailment and he’s seeking help from his colleagues.
The actor was recenly interviewed on Lagelu FM in Ibadan. Baba Suwe tearfully narrated his ordeal saying, ‘i had just returned from America while I was on phone speaking to my family that I had landed, I fainted and that was it, I spent close to three weeks at the hospital and till now i’m not better’.
A few years back, Baba Suwe was arrested by NDLEA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, on his way to a foreign country, on allegation of drug trafficking. He was kept in custody for days but was later released after days of rigorous screening. He was exonerated when no incriminating evidence was found.
The Yoruba comic actor later approached the courts for the restoration of his fundamental human rights; and for adequate compensation. The court ruled in his favour and he was granted general damages of N25 million against NDLEA.
Sadly, he’s yet to be paid or compensated in anyway,
According to Yomi Fabiyi, ‘Baba Suwe is an entertainer, he is consistent for more than 2 decades. He paved the way for me to come into the movie industry, featured me first in a movie, fed me, gave me accomodation, gave me a platform, ride me in his car, learnt MC hussle from him etc HE IS AN ICON, LEGEND and a game changer. I will stand by you no matter what. A child will fight, defend and protect his or her father solicited or unsolicited. I will never be an ingrate. Get well soon’.