The Nigerian Navy has disclosed that popular Instagram skit maker Ahmed Gafar Oluwatoyin, a.k.a Cute Abiola, was not missing but locked up in his unit for breaching the Armed Forces social media policy.
Cute Abiola who is also a Naval officer was declared missing by his colleague, Mr Macaroni on Monday, November 15.
Mr Macaroni shared the news on his official Twitter account and attached a series of WhatsApp messages he received as evidence. The WhatsApp messages stated that the Nigerian Navy ordered the detention of the skit maker for reasons yet to be disclosed.
The Whatsapp message read;
“Ahmed Gafar is popularly known as The Cute Abiola left his house for office at Navy Town at 06:00Am on the 15th November, 2021 and got to the office at about 07:00am or thereafter. While he got to the office, he called his wife and associates that he had gotten to the office.
Subsequently, his wife and other associates have made several attempts to contact him but to no avail. Since he last communicated with his wife and associates that he already got to the office, he has not returned to his family and no one has heard from him till this moment.
It was subsequently gathered from a reliable source that he has been locked up in the Nigerian Navy cell since he got to the office yesterday morning till the time of posting this information without being fed and no date has been stated for his release from custody.
The most frustrating part is that nobody is talking anything as to the offense he has committed, but that he’s been detained on an order from the Nigerian Navy Headquarters.
This unfortunate situation has rendered his wife emotionally tortured and traumatized as the Cute Abiola is an Ulcer patient. Hence, not feeding an Ulcer patient as punishment for an undisclosed offense is something to be worried about with the view to avoiding unnecessary circumstance with regards to the health of The Cute Abiola”.
In response to the media uproar, the Navy in a statement by Commodore Suleman Dahun said Cute Abiola was being held for violating the Armed Forces of Nigeria social media policy.
The statement titled, ‘Cute Abiola Is Not Missing – Navy, reads;
“The attention of the Nigerian Navy has been drawn to an online newstory which claims that 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.”