The Nigerian Navy has reacted to Monday's disappearance of popular skit maker, Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin aka Cute Abiola, saying that he was arrested for violating its social media policy.
The Navy's media team released a statement said Cute Abiola was not missing but locked up in its unit for breaching the “Armed Forces social media policy.”
Speaking with The PUNCH, the Naval Head of Information and Public Relations Directorate, Navy Commodore Suleman Dahun said; “Abdulgafar is not missing but he is in detention.
"About two weeks ago, we had evidence that he was exhibiting himself on social media, contrary to the Armed Forces Social Media Policy.
"He was on leave, so we called him back to come and explain why he was breaching the Armed Forces Social Media Policy.
"He refused to come back, which itself is an offence.
"We can call anyone on leave back. We need to know why he was exhibiting himself in a manner that is contrary to the provision of the Armed Forces Social Media Policy. He refused to come back.
"So, when he came back, we put him into custody. He is in detention he is not missing.”
WuzupNigeria earlier reported that Cute Abiola was last seen on Monday morning after he left his residence for his office at Navy Town.
A Tweet shared by Mr macaroni and posted by an Instagram user @ifediolapo stated that the skit maker was last seen on 15 November 2021.
She said, “Cute Abiola is missing!!! Ahmed Gafar popularly known as the Cute Abiola left his house for office at Navy Town at about 06:00 am on the 15th November 2021 and got to the office at about 7:00 am 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 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.”