Alhaji Nurudeen Omidina, otherwise known as ‘Baba Suwe’ has cried out to anyone who cares to
listen that he has been deserted by friends and fans following his infamous ‘cocaine’
case against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
In the recent interview, he also confessed facing a hard
time financially as a result of the protracted saga.
have not collected any compensation money from NAFDAC yet. The most painful
thing is that I was wrongly accused.
”Had it been, I actually committed the crime, I won’t mind,
but they just punished me for nothing. I was in NDLEA custody for almost three
weeks, and nothing was found on me. No matter the kind of juju one may have, I
don’t think there is anybody that can conceal cocaine for even two days.
”Even researches had shown that no one can harbour the
substance in the body for two days. It will burst inside the person’s stomach,
which can lead to death. And I believe after all their investigations; they
should have released me so I could continue with my career.
But the whole situation, the way they treated me actually
rubbished my image. My career has been dwindling. A lot of people that are supposed
to be inviting me to take part in their movies abandoned me because of the
Even a lot of people that could have assisted me financially
don’t want to associate with me again. People within and outside the industry
have deserted me on account of the allegation. They still doubt me despite my
victory in court.
I have sung praises of some people in some of my movies, and
I always appreciate whatever they give me. This makes a lot of people close to
me. For instance, I was close to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu before and he was
very nice to me.
He had done a lot for me but now, it’s very difficult for me
to be close to him. He is even not comfortable seeing me around him again
because of the allegation. I don’t enjoy people’s love and admiration like
before because people still believe that it was true.” he lamented.
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