The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has denied claims that Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe was tortured when he was arrested by the agency for alleged possession of hard drugs.
Another actor, Yomi Fabiyi claimed on Wednesday that Baba Suwe was really ill as a result of the torture he endured while he was in custody.
However, the Head, Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mr, Mitchell Ofoyeju denied the claims in an interview with Punch saying, “The NDLEA did not torture Baba Suwe. If he was tortured, he would have said it himself. This is just an unfounded rumour on the social media and it should be disregarded.
“As a matter of fact, Baba Suwe was given the best treatment. We treated him with due regard to the requirement of fundamental human rights globally. He was talking to his relatives and lawyer. He was never kept in a prison for the period that he stayed here because he was virtually under our observation.”
He also added that the 25 million Naira that the agency was ordered to pay will not be paid because the Court of Appeal directed them not to. He said if Baba Suwe had gone to the Supreme Court, his case might have been upheld.