The family of veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe has announced the funeral arrangement of the deceased.
A statement signed by the deceased son Adesola Omidina on Tuesday, says that the interment will commence on Thursday, November 25 at his residence in Ikorodu.
“Burial arrangements for late Alhaji Babatunde Nurudeen Omidina (a.k.a Baba Suwe). Interment will commence at his residence, 26, Oluwatimiro Street, Ewu Elepe Bustop, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 10 am prompt.
“The final funeral ceremony will be announced later. Baba Suwe is survived by children, grandchildren, aged mother and family,” the statement read.
The decision to move the burial which should have been done earlier according to Muslim rites was made by Adesola who is currently in the USA and insists on being present at his father’s burial.
Baba Suwe died on Monday November 22, 2021.
In 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the Lagos State High Court.
His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist. Many believed that the false allegation triggered his health crisis.
The late actor is survived by three children.