Comedian, Ahmed Oluwatoyin, professionally known as Cute Abiola, on Friday regain freedom from Nigeran Navy detention.
Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, confirmed the development to The Punch.
The comedian was declared missing by his fellow comedian, Debi Adedayo, aka Mr Macaroni who shared the news on his official Twitter account.
The message said the last time Cute Abiola’s wife and associates heard from him was on November 15, 2021.
However, the Nigerian Navy shared a press release stating that he was arrested and not missing.
They noted that the skit maker was under investigation for breaching the Armed Forces social media rule policy in the use of social media platforms.
The statement titled, ‘Cute Abiola is not missing-Navy’ and signed by Commodore, Suleman Dahun, read, “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.”
Speaking on Friday, the naval spokesman said Cute Abiola knowingly violated the armed forces’ social media policy but was given a light punishment of a “one-month extra duty” when he was tried for misconduct and indiscipline.
He added that Cute Abiola had been released from naval detention to serve his punishment.