After excreting three times in seven days under strict surveillance and without any trace of hard drug in the excreta of a popular Nigerian comedian, Babatunde Omidina a.k.a Baba Suwe, Image Merchant Promotion a publishing outfit in Abuja, is offering the artiste a sum of one million Naira for an exclusive right to his story that is widely referred to as “Expensive Shit of Baba Suwe”.
The Chief Executive of the organization which also publishes the Economic Confidential magazine, Hajia Sikrat Yushau said the gesture is to provide detailed information on the experience and trauma the comedian went through during the saga.
The media outfit noted that the controversy over the case of the artiste was very important to the public as his continued detention has generated a lot of debate in both the Economic and Entertainment sector.
Hajia Sikrat said: “Not minding other interests by legal practitioners to represent Baba Suwe in suing the government and the anti-narcotics agency over his ordeal, in the event that he is innocent, we strongly believe that such information from publishers of factual publication like ours could interest the members of the public.”
She added that “the offer was not in any way to support drug trafficking but in solidarity with the comedian for his travails and unnecessary detention for many days without taking him to court.”
The comedian has been in the custody of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) since Wednesday last week after his arrest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on his way to Paris, France on the suspicion of ingesting narcotics. The suspicion had arisen from signals of scanners used by operatives of the NDLEA at the airport.