Thursday, October 27, 2011

Court orders NDLEA to produce Baba Suwe physically

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Wednesday, ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to produce physically in court at its next adjourned date of November 1, 2011, star comedian and actor, Babatunde Omidina,  (also known as Baba Suwe) who had been in its detention.
Justice Yetunde Idowu granted the order, following an application for his production in court filed by his counsel, human rights lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, before the court.
Aturu also sought through an application brought pursuant Order IV Rules 3 and 4 of the Fundamental Human Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules 2009 for the unconditional release of the comedian from NDLEA custody pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
However, the NDLEA, through its counsel, Femi Oloruntoba, opposed the application to release Baba Suwe unconditionally through a 33- paragraph counter affidavit where it is claimed that a series of medical examinations had been carried out since the day Baba Suwe was arrested on October 12, 2011.
NDLEA added that the examination results revealed that the applicant had a large amount of drug in his stomach, adding that Baba Suwe was bound eventually to excrete the substance from his abdomen.
The agency added that it is not opposed to producing the applicant in court but was concerned that crowd control would be a problem but the judge told him that the court security would control any crowd and there would not be a problem.