Nigerian comedian Abdulgafar Ahmad, fondly called Cute Abiola, who was detained by The Nigerian Navy, has been freed.
Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, confirmed the development on Friday.
FirstNews reported that the comedian was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his colleague in the comedy industry, Debo Adedayo, better known as Mr Macaroni, raised the alarm that Cute Abiola was nowhere to be found.
However, two days after the alarm was raised, Dahun had announced that Cute Abiola was not missing but was detained for contravening the military laws by posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media, an act said to be in violation of the armed forces’ social media policy.
Dahun also 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.
But speaking with The PUNCH on Friday, the naval spokesman stated that the funny act, purposely violated the armed forces’ social media policy but was given a punishment after he was tried for misconduct and indiscipline.
He added that Cute Abiola is no longer in the naval detention.