Recently, popular Yoruba actor, Baba Suwe, was in the news over allegations of poor state of health as a result of the torture he received while in the hands of the Nigerian Drug law enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The report was circulated by actor, Yomi Fabiyi, who called on colleagues to rally around to checkup on the actor who he claimed could no longer move around because of the treatment.
Without allowing the matter to just be swept under the carpet, the drug enforcement agency have spoken out with clarification that they never tortured the actor as widely publicized.
Head, Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mr, Mitchell Ofoyeju, while speaking with Punch, dispelled the rumours stating that Baba Suwe, got the best treatment while in their custody which is why he cannot come out to accused them of maltreating him.
According to Ofoyeju, “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.”