Oyogist.com has learned that the Nigerian Navy has released Instagram comedian and Naval personnel Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin aka Cute Abiola from detention.
Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, confirmed his release on Friday.
Some of his colleagues, including the popular Mr. Macaroni, had raised the alarm over his whereabouts.Cute Abiola’s last post on Instagram was on November 14.
Following the sustained public interest in the matter, particularly on social media, his employer – the Nigerian Navy – clarified in a statement on November 17 that the comedian was in its custody.
Cute Abiola was detained for posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media, an act which violates the armed forces’ social media policy.
Navy spokesperson, Suleiman Dahun, said the policy specifies the dos and don’ts of personnel as well as salient regulations concerning their usage of social media on issues of official concerns.