Nigerian Navy Releases Instagram Comedian, Cute Abiola
Dahun confirmed that Cute Abiola is no longer in naval detention and has been released to serve his punishment
The Nigerian Navy has released online comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad, aka Cute Abiola, from detention.
Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun on Friday, November 3, 2021, confirmed his release.
Dahun confirmed that the comedian is no longer in naval detention and has been released to serve his punishment.
Cute Abiola was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his colleague in the comedy industry, 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 the social media comedian wasn’t missing but was detained for contravening the military laws by posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media, an act which is said to be in violation of the armed forces’ social media policy.
The Navy mentioned that Cute Abiola failed to show up when asked to explain himself but only returned after the expiration of his leave on November 15, 2021, and was put behind bars the same day.4
Edited by : Esther Ikusika