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Navy frees Comedian, Cute Abiola, after 19 days in detention

By Esther Kalu

The Nigerian Navy has released Comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad, popularly known as Cute Abiola, after 19 days of detention.

Ahmad was said to have been arrested for violating the force social media policy when he had posted a picture of himself in military uniform.

Confirming his release on Friday, the Naval spokesperson, Suleman Dahun, stated that the development was made to allow him serve his punishment.

As gathered, Cute Abiola was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his colleague in the comedy industry, Debo Adedayo known as 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 Ahmad wasn’t missing but was detained for contravening the military laws by posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media.

According to Dahun, the act was said to be in violation of the armed forces’ social media policy which Ahmad had fallen short off.

Dahun further 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.

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