Popular Comedian, Cute Abiola Detained by Navy, His Employers

The Nigerian Navy has said that one of its operatives and a popular comedian, Cute Abiola is not missing but under its detention.

Cute Abiola, whose real name is AbdulGafar A.A, was declared missing by a fellow comedian, Mr. Maccaroni, on Tuesday.

In a message posted online by the comedian, Cute Abiola, was said to have been unreachable shortly after arriving at his office on Monday.

However, the Navy, which came out with information on Wednesday, said the comedian and Naval official is being detained because he violated some of the military’s social media policies.

“The attention of the Nigerian Navy has been drawn to an online newstory which claims that a naval personnel, OSCOMP Abdulgafar AA, who incidentally is a popular comedian known as Cute Abiola, has gone missing.

“The Nigerian Navy wishes to categorically debunk this false news report currently trending online.

“OSCOMP Abdulgafar is currently under custody in his unit for breaching the Armed Forces Social Media Policy and refusal to obey particular orders. The Nigerian Navy wishes to avail itself this incident to remind its personnel to comply with the provisions of the Armed Forces Social Media Policy in their usage of social media platforms.

“The Policy, amongst others, is emplaced to protect their personal safety and security as well as the information integrity of the activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”

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