Justice Yetunde Idowu of an Ikeja High court, this morning ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) to release Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, on bail by Friday November 4, 2011.
Baba Suwe was granted bail to the tune of N500, 000 and one surety in like sum and further ordered that his international passport be deposited with the High Court Chief Registrar.
However, the judge said that if he fails to excrete the suspected narcotic substance he allegedly concealed in his stomach, then he deserves to go home.
The judge said the continued detention of the actor amounts to a violation of his fundamental human rights. She also noted that she would have allowed him to go home if the bail was perfected today but for the Federal High Court detention order granted NDLEA.
Baba Suwe came out of the Ikeja High Court smiling and waving his hands to his well-wishers who in turn shouted in support ‘Oyagbe ti’ meaning ‘he won’t excrete anything
The NDLEA lawyer, Mr. Femi Oloruntoba admitted that the case of Baba Suwe is unprecedented. No suspect have stayed this long before excreting drugs in detention.The highest that they seen is 15 days.
The judge also warned NDLEA to be careful with the life of Baba Suwe with the way the agency is making him to excrete.
Bamidele Aturu , Baba Suwe’s lawyer disclosed that the pronouncement was a victory for rule of law. The human rights activist also insist that it was wrong for NDLEA to arrest them and then started ‘fishing’ for evidence where there is none.