Popular comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe has finally returned to Nigeria after completing his treatment in the United States. The 60-year-old actor, who was accompanied by his son Sola, arrived in the U.S. to complete his medical treatment at an unnamed hospital in Rhode Island on April 22.
On his return to Nigeria, Baba Suwe headed to Sheraton hotel to see his benefactor, Iya Adura in the company of his son and younger brother, Adegboyega. The elated actor who couldn’t hide his excitement expressed his gratitude to the founder of the Love of Christ Generation Church, C & S, London – describing her a true Christian, with Christ-like virtues.
Baba Suwe had earlier publicly sought for help in a bid to raise funds for his treatment in the USA and Rev Esther Ajayi (Iya Adura) came to his rescue, with a donation of ten million naira. The comic actor, who sank into the background eight years ago, after enjoying the patronage and limelight for decades battled diabetic complications among other ailments before he travelled to the U.S. for comprehensive treatment.
Baba Suwe’s ordeal began in 2011 after he was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed Airport on the suspicion that he ingested cocaine wraps. During the encounter, the popular comedian was detained for three weeks by the agency, but no drugs were found.
A Lagos High Court subsequently ordered NDLEA to pay the veteran actor twenty-five million naira for unlawfully detaining him and to also tender a public apology to him; a ruling the drugs agency appealed.
From all of us at NOLLYWOODALIVE, we wish Baba Suwe comfort, care and speedy healing; we can’t wait to see that amazing character on screens again.