Veteran Nigerian filmmaker, Babtunde Omidina known as Baba Suwe has said he is turning his 2011 encounter with the Nigerian Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to a movie.
Baba Suwe had been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos over suspicions that he ingested cocaine wraps. The comic actor had been held for three weeks as the agency insisted that he had to excrete the ingested substance, but they found nothing.
Following his release, the actor had gone to court and won with the court ruling that the agency pay him N25 million for the unlawful detention as well as a public apology, none of which has been done since then. It didn’t help that his lawyer, Bamidele Aturu slumped and died a while back.
Titled “Oya Gbe Ti”, the movie will address the actor’s mistreatment at the agency and how he believes justice has not been served. A release date has not been picked for the movie.
Baba Suwe got his break into the industry after appearing in Obalende‘s “Omolasan” before growing his reputation in Olaiya Igwe‘s 1997 film, “Iru Esin”.
He has since produced and acted in films like “Baba Jaiye Jaiye”, “Elebolo”, “Obelomo”, “Baba Londoner”, “Ko Tan Si Be”, “Oju Oloju”, “Ba O Ku” and other films.