The Nigerian Navy has released online comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad, a.k.a. Cute Abiola, after over two weeks in detention.
Commodore Suleman Dahun, the spokesperson of the Navy, confirmed the development on Friday.
Cute Abiola was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his fellow comedian, Debo Adedayo a.k.a. 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 comedian was not missing but was detained for violating 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.
Dahun had added that the comedian failed to show up when called upon to explain himself but only returned after the expiration of his leave on November 15, 2021, and was put behind bars the same day.
Speaking on the development on Friday, the naval spokesperson said the comedian and officer knowingly violated the armed forces’ social media policy but was given a light punishment of a “one-month extra duty” when he was tried for misconduct and indiscipline.
He added that Cute Abiola had been released from naval detention to serve his punishment, according to the Punch.
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