Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baba Suwe excretes again, yet no drug found

THE popular Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, has made his third excretion but still without any hard drug found.
Baba Suwe, who is spending his ninth day in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on his way to Paris, France, last Wednesday on the suspicion of ingesting drug.
The actor had earlier made two excretions without any trace of drug, even as it continued to detain him in its custody, on the excuse that due process needed to be followed.
According to the media officer of the NDLEA, Mitchelle Ofoyeju, Baba Suwe would still remain in the custody under observation.
“I can confirm that Baba Suwe is still under observation. He excreted for the third time last night and no drug was found. But he remains under observation.
“It will not end at the third excretion, because it depends on body composition. For some people, it takes more time, more excretions. It really depends on the body of each individual,” he said.
Meanwhile, experts have raised concern over claims by the NDLEA  that Baba Suwe had excreted three times in seven days without a trace of hard drugs in his stool.
A consultant paediatric surgeon, Dr Taiwo Lawal, said if by the seventh day Baba Suwe was yet to pass any trace of hard drug, there was the reason to doubt the initial claim of the agency.
According to him, there was really nothing suspicious in a person using the toilet twice in seven days, since the time lag between passage of waste varied.
Dr Lawal said what would have been worrying was if the ace comedian did not use the toilet during his seven days sojourn with the NDLEA, adding that if there was any hard drug on him, by now he must have started showing symptoms.