Babatunde Omidina, Nigerian Actor, Freed After 25 Successful Bowel Movements

11/08/2011 03:49 pm ET | Updated Jan 08, 2012

Some prisoners cross off the days until they are set free. This prisoner had to wait until his 25th bowel movement.

Nigerian comic actor Babatunde Omidina, known by his stage name Baba Suwe, was arrested last month at Lagos' international airport on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs to Europe, according to AFP. But after 24 days in detention during which his bowel movements were closely monitored by authorities, a judge ordered Omidina's release, AFP reports.

"There have been several examinations carried out on him and no banned substances have so far been found," his lawyer Bamidele Aturu told the court, according to the BBC.

A family source told The Nation that Omidina was recovering from the "gruesome experience" of being held by the country's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Omidina, whose arrest shocked his fans, acts in both English and Yoruba language films, the BBC reports.