Nigerian authorities have been forced to release an actor they suspected of drug smuggling after he produced no less than 24 narco-free bowel movements.
Babatunde Omidina, better known in Nollywood circles as Baba Suwe, was nabbed at Lagos airport last month by officers from Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Officers pulled in the comedian, who was en route to Paris, on suspicion of drug trafficking after a body scan suggested he had ingested a quantity of contraband.
The drugs authorities decided to let the law, and nature, take its course, spending the next three weeks minutely examining Omidina’s bowel movements for evidence of the contraband. […]
In a final effort to unearth the alleged contraband, Omadina was last week subjected to 12 hours of “tests” at a Lagos hospital, apparently without his consent.
â€œAll his systems were flushed, other than his lungs and intestines, but nothing was found,â€ his lawyer told a court hearing last week
So determined that they were right that they would subject a human being to that. The drug war acts, at times, like a mental illness.
Meanwhile, the actor’s lawyers said they plan to sue the agency for “billions” of naira.
I have no idea what “naira” are, but I hope they get many billions.