Stricken comedy actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, was at the First Bank branch on Ijede Road in Ikorodu on Tuesday afternoon to perform some transaction.
Wearing green Ankara, the fallen Nollywood star barely managed to walk in and out of the banking hall.
Those familiar with his condition, however, told Qed.ng that that was not the first time the 66-year-old was coming to the bank in spite of his health.
A customer who craved anonymity told this news medium that the actor visited the bank last week in a more pathetic condition.
He was said to have walked with the aid of people who held on to him to prevent him from falling.
Some of the actor’s neighbours in Elepe, off Ijede Road also confirmed to us that his health condition has been a cause for concern.
“Baba Suwe is sick and in need of help,” one of them who identified himself as a plumber volunteered.
“The man can barely walk and is often locked up inside his house.
“His health his mirrored by a mini-complex he built for his late wife, Omaladun, in Elepe, which has also fallen on hard times.”
Baba Suwe’s career and health were dealt devastating blows after he was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on October 12, 2011 over allegation of drug trafficking.
The agency claimed that a body scanner identified some drugs in his stomach and held him for three weeks during which he was made to undertake 25 bowel movements.
A court finally ordered his release and ruled that the NDLEA should pay the Baba Londoner star compensation for flagrant abuse and infringement of his rights.
Actor, Yomi Fabiyi, in 2016 raised the alarm that Baba Suwe’s health was deteriorating on account of his ordeal in the hands of the anti-narcotics agency, but the man at the centre of the storm dismissed it, telling Thenetng “my health is perfectly fine”.
His appearance at First Bank on Tuesday does not support that statement.