The family of Babatunde Omidina, the late Yoruba actor better known as Baba Suwe, has announced his burial arrangement.
The movie star died on Monday after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
In a statement by Adesola Omidina, the deceased’s son, his family said Baba Suwe’s burial rite will commence on Thursday at his residence in Ikorodu LGA, Lagos state.
It remains unclear if the corpse of the actor would also be interred on the said date.
In the statement, his family said the “final funeral ceremony will be announced later.”
“Burial Rite of Babatunde Omidina ‘Baba Suwe’ will commence at his residence (Elepe) @ Babasuwe’s House on Thursday 11/25/21 @ 10am prompt. Age: 63 years. The final Funeral ceremony will be announced later! Survived by: children, grandchildren, mother and family!” it read.
On Tuesday, sympathisers had visited the Ikorodu home of the late actor to sign a condolence register and pay their last respects.
Baba Suwe started acting in 1971 but came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled ‘Omolasan’.
He became very popular after ‘Iru Esin’, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997, and later starred in hundreds of films.
Having been in the limelight for years, the actor’s troubles began after his arrest in 2011 by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during which he was allegedly tortured on suspicion of ingesting cocaine wraps.
Although a Lagos high court had ordered that Baba Suwe be compensated with the sum of N25 million after no drugs were eventually found on him, the veteran actor lamented years later that he did not receive such funds.