Reprieve came the way of Baba Suwe, the famous comedian/actor this morning when Justice Yetunde Idowu granted him bail to the tune of N500,000 and one surety in like sum. However, the judge said if by Friday, Baba Suwe did not excrete any drug, 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, the order is expected to expire on Friday 4 November 2011.
Baba Suwe was also present in court as ordered by the judge.
who was arrested some weeks back by Nigeria’s drug law enforcement agency on suspicion of trafficking in narcotics.
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.
After the court session, gistmaster captured the mammoth crowd of fans of the actors, friends and media personalities who gathered outside the court room, hailing him – ‘Oya gbeti’
Bamidele Aturu the lawyer for Baba Suwe 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.