Veteran Yoruba comedian actor, Babatunde Omidina popularly generally known as Baba Suwe, who died on Monday after a protracted sickness, will now be buried on Thursday fairly than Wednesday earlier introduced by the household.
SaharaReporters reliably gathered that the burial was postponed by in the future to permit a son of the deceased primarily based within the United States to return to Nigeria.
“Baba Suwe’s son in the US insisted that they wait for him to return home before his burial. That was the reason why it was moved to Thursday.
“Everything is prepared for the burial, it can certainly happen on Thursday,” a household supply revealed on Wednesday afternoon.
Adored by followers throughout for his performing expertise, Omidina got here underneath nationwide scrutiny on October 12, 2011 when he was held on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on suspicion of drug trafficking.
He was suspected to have ingested a number of wraps of cocaine and was saved underneath surveillance by the company for 3 weeks.
A Lagos court docket ordered his launch and instructed the NDLEA to pay him N25 million as compensation.
In 2013, the Appeal Court struck out the compensation ruling, insisting that the anti-narcotic company violated no regulation in preserving Omidina in custody all by the investigation interval.
The comedian actor by no means received again to his outdated bubbly self after that episode, battling one well being situation or one other till he lastly succumbed on Monday.
Fans of the late thespian have been paying tribute to him since his demise.