Popular comedian Babatunde Omidina -"Baba Suwe"- made his first public appearance today at a Lagos high court in Ikeja as directed by a judge.
Justice Yetunde Idowu had ordered that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) produce the comedian in court after his lawyer filed a human rights enforcement lawsuit at the court.
At today's hearing the Lagos judge granted Baba Suwe bail in the sum of N500,000 with the condition that the bail will only take effect immediately after a 15-day court ordered detention that lapses on November 4.
The judge ordered that Baba Suwe must be released by the NDLEA on Novemeber 4 2011 if no drug is found in his body
The NDLEA had approached a federal high court to obtain an order to further detain and observe the comedian after the agency carried out tests which showed the strange pellets suspected to be hard drugs ingested by the comedian were still squelched inside his stomach.
The NDLEA arrested Baba Suwe after an airport full body scanner flagged him at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on October 12 2011 as he made to board an Air France flight to Paris
Baba Suwe's counsel, Bamidele Aturu, told SaharaReporters that he was processing the bail terms as at the time of writing this report.