Yomi Fabiyi, the Nollywood actor, has added his voice to the growing tributes for Babatunde Omidina, the late movie star better known as Baba Suwe.
Baba Suwe died on Monday at 63 years after a protracted battle with an undisclosed sickness.
In 2011, the ace comic actor was apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport over suspicion that he was trafficking drugs.
He was detained for three weeks but eventually granted bail after no drugs were found on him.
The Lagos high court had also ordered the NDLEA to pay the actor the sum of N25 million as compensation.
But the veteran actor, who alleged that he was tortured while in the NDLEA’s custody, claimed that he did not receive the compensation.
Reacting to his demise, Adebowale Omidina, the late actor’s son, had said his father never recovered from his ordeal with the drug agency.
On Wednesday, in his tribute to the deceased, Fabiyi laid curses on those “who inflicted and supported the pains and torture” on Baba Suwe.
“I really don’t wish for this moment, but God understands. I cried out, spoke out, but they tried to silence and hurt me for speaking up,” Fabiyi wrote, a post on his verified Instagram account on Wednesday.
“They envy everything, including voices that fight against injustice. They use social media to kill the voice of reason.
“Those fellow citizens who inflicted and supported the pains, torture done on you Baba Suwe because they have the tools of public service power are cursed and will never know peace.
“Their generation shall not be free from such wickedness and injustice even if justice is sold for free in the land.
“Using torture or unlawful, excessive force for investigation is the purest evil and wickedness to mankind. A gross human rights violation.
“We must understand that only forward-thinking Nigerians can save this country. The idea of ‘This is Nigeria’ is the reason why we have not moved forward.
“They always rely on quack approaches and ideas that have sent many innocent people to gallows and avoidable deaths.
“Everyone is raised with brutality and violations, hence we can’t understand why we don’t place value for lives and right protection first. Pains. Rest on Pressy.”
According to the family, Baba Suwe will be buried at his Ikorodu residence on November 25.
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