INSIDEMAINLAND– The Nigerian Navy has finally released online Comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad, aka Cute Abiola, from detention. Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, confirmed the news.
Cute Abiola was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his colleague, Debo Adedayo aka Mr Macaroni, raised the alarm that he was nowhere to be found after reporting at his office in Navy Town, Lagos, that same day.
Two days after the alarm was raised, Dahun had announced that Abiola wasn’t missing but was detained for violating military laws by posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media, an act which is said to violate the armed forces’ social media policy.
Dahun also added that the comedian failed to show up when he was summoned to explain himself but only returned after the expiration of his leave on November 15, 2021, and was put behind bars the same day.
The naval spokesman maintained that Ahmad knowingly violated the armed forces’ social media policy but was given a punishment after he was tried for misconduct and indiscipline.
He added that the comedian is no longer in naval detention as he has been released to serve his punishment.