The Nigerian Navy has cleared the air on the whereabouts of Abdulgafar Ahmed Oluwatoyin, popularly known as Cute Abiola, dismissing rumours that he is missing.
The Instagram comedian was declared missing by his fellow comedian, Mr Macaroni, who shared the news on his official Twitter account and attached a screenshot of the WhatsApp message he received.
The message by his friend stated that Cute Abiola had been detained on the orders of the Nigerian Navy Headquarters and the last time his wife and associates heard from him was on November 15.
According to naval spokesman, Commodore Suleman Dahun, “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.”