National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has called on lawyers and human rights activists, who have been agitating for the release of ace actor and popular Yoruba comedian Omidina Babatunde alias Baba Suwe, to stop distracting the agency’s efforts and allow it conduct proper investigation into the case.
Baba Suwe was arrested last Wednesday over allegation of ingesting cocaine.
Spokesman of the agency, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, who spoke to Vanguard, yesterday, said: “Baba Suwe is not a different person and people who don’t know the way we carry out our investigations are complaining. It is also against our practice to make public the findings of our investigation, while it is still on.
“What he is going through now is the normal process of drug investigations and interference from lawyers, human rights activists and members of his family is stalling the entire process.
“We urge them to exercise patience and allow us conduct our investigation properly. I also want to state that Baba Suwe’s case became highly celebrated because people saw him at the airport when he was asked to go through the scanner and then they started celebrating his arrest.
“Sincerely, people don’t know the way we work, and it is improper for NDLEA to start telling members of the public that our suspects have excreted the first, second and third time.”
“These are not what members of the public should know. They are purely products of investigations and not for the public. Members of the public should exercise patience and wait for the outcome of the investigation. On the other hand nobody in the NDLEA has a grouse with Babab Suwe. In fact none of our agents at the airport recognised him because he normally painted his faces in the movie.”
By Ifeanyo Okolie
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