17th November, 2021
The Nigerian Navy has given reason popular Instagram comedian Ahmed Gafar, known as Cute Abiola is locked up in its custody.
Comedian, Mr. Macaroni had declared Cute Abiola missing since Monday.
But the Nigerian Navy, through its spokesman, Suleiman Dahun, in a statement on Wednesday said Cute Abiola was not missing, but has been locked up in its cell for breaching the Armed Forces social media policy and refusal to obey a particular order.
He said since Cute Abiola is a Naval officer, he has to comply with the Armed Forces rules on social media.
According to him, the attention of the Nigerian Navy, had been drawn to an online news story which claimed that naval personnel, OSCOMP Abdugafar A, who incidentally is a popular comedian known as Cute Abiola, has gone missing.
“The Nigeria Navy wishes to debunk the false news report currently trending online. OSCOMP Abdugafar is currently under custody in his unit for breaching the Armed forces social media policy and refusal to obey a particular order.
“The Nigerian Navy wishes to avail itself of this incident to remind its personnel to comply with provisions of the Armed forces social media policy in their usage of social media platforms. The policy, amongst others, is emplaced to protect the integrity of activities of the armed forces,” he said in the statement.