Nollywood Comedian, Baba Suwe, On Admission At LUTH

Babatunde Omidina popularly known as ‘Baba Suwe’ has been admitted  at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Idi Araba, Lagos.

Mr Bolaji Amusan, the National President, Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

Amusan popularly known as ‘Mr Latin’ as his stage name   said that the development was as a result of the approval of the association’s appeal  to the Federal Government to foot the medical bill of Baba Suwe.

He said the ailing veteran comedian who was  alleged  to be suffering from an unknown sickness had been promised a first class treatment by  the Federal Government  at LUTH.


Amusan said that  the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, had made arrangements for the comedian to be treated while the Federal Government will foot the medical bills.

Amusan said, “Myself and other association members have just taken Baba Suwe to LUTH from his residence .

” I want to appreciate the minister for this gesture, we are happy that our colleague will be back on his feet after a comprehensive treatment.

” He is receiving first class treatment and we feel so honoured.

” I also thank the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for his generousity, having donated N1m toward Baba Suwe’s treatment.

“I also thank  everyone who had made donations toward our appeal for him, we can’t appreciate them enough.

” As the new president of the association, the welfare of my members is paramount on my mind which I have determined to improve within my four  years’ tenure,” he said.

NAN efforts to confirm the admission of Baba Suwe as a patient  from the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of LUTH, Mr Kelechi Otuneme, was not successful as he did not pick calls made  to his mobile phone.

NAN reports that the ailing comedian had been soliciting financial support to enable him seek urgent medical attention.

Some of his colleagues in the industry had made generous donations coupled with the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Oshibajo who donated N1m.

The comedian began his  acting  career in 1972 but came into limelight after he featured in a movie titled ” Iru Esin “, a film produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1977 and had produced several Nigerian movies.

His career, however, nosedived in 2011 when the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested him for  allegedly   trafficking in substances suspected to be hard drug.

The  allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of a Lagos High Court.


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