Navy Frees Cute Abiola From Detention
According to TheCable Lifestyle, Saluman Dahun, the navy spokesperson, confirmed his release on Friday.
He was, however, ordered to monitor those “clearing gutters” in the navy barrack for one month as punishment.
Yes, he’s been released. But he has been given ‘extra duty’ as a form of punishment. By that, it means he would be in charge of coordinating the hygiene of the barracks for a month. He will be monitoring those clearing gutters and sanitation generally.
Recall that Cute Abiola, whose real name is Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin, was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021.
His colleague in the comedy industry, Debo Adedayo aka Mr Macaroni, had raised the alarm that he was nowhere to be found after reporting at his office in Navy Town, Lagos.
Two days after the alarm was raised, Dahun had announced that the funnyman 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.
Dahun had 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.
He had earlier disclosed that the entertainer’s release from detention was delayed to enable the navy conclude its internal probe of the case.
The naval officer stated;
Abdulgafar’s case is being handled administratively, period. There is an internal process regarding the case of Cute Abiola. It has started. At the end of the process, you will be briefed.