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BABA SUWE: My father never get through NDLEA faceoff – Adebowale Omidina

Adebowale Omidina, one of the sons of late comedy actor Babatunde Omidina, alias Baba Suwe, who died on Monday has claimed that his father never recovered from his struggle with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after he was falsely accused of dealing drugs in 2011.

Shortly after the 63-year-old actor died, his son, Adebowale, posted a clip accusing family members and others of not caring for him while he was sick.

On Tuesday, November 22, Adebowale apologized for posting the video, saying he didn’t mean to offend anyone. He also added that his father’s condition began following his drug-related incident.
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“My father was a lovely person. Whenever I showed him his videos, he would start laughing and sometimes burst into tears and ask if it was him and if he would ever act again and I would console and assure him that he would act again, just to make him happy.

“I can’t really say this was the cause of my father’s sickness, but since his matter with the NDLEA, my dad was not himself.

“He used to think about his wife and he used to think about us too because he still told me a few days ago that he was not sure if he would be with us for long and I told him that he would be with us,” he said

Adebowale said he was in the gym when he received the call that his father wasn’t breathing properly and that that was when he died.

“I asked them to call a nurse to treat him and when I got home, I went to his room, talked to him; he was trying to talk to me, but he could not.

“He was taking his first drip when I got home and when he was taking the second drip, I went out to wash my kit. I was washing my kit when my mum came to tell me that my dad was dead.

“I had to ask her if she was joking because I just left him about five minutes ago. I rushed to his room and found out that he was dead.

“I was in shock and had to make a short video and because of the shock, I didn’t know what I was doing at that moment, so I posted it on my WhatsApp status and from there it went viral.

“I was surprised that within five minutes, the video had gone viral. What I have to say is that I’m sorry. I appeal to family members that I never meant it that way because I’m still young, but the shock affected me,” he said

The veteran actor will be buried at his home in Ikorodu, Lagos State on November 25.

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