The Nigerian Navy has revealed why Instagram Comedian Ahmed Gafar, known as Cute Abiola, was arrested and detained against the speculation that he was missing.
A statement by the Director of Information, Navy Headquarters, Cdre Suleman Dahun, disclosed Cute Abiola was taken into custody for violating and breaching Armed Forces of Nigeria social media policy.
The statement also disclosed that personnel are not allowed to post their pictures or those of their colleagues in military uniform or images containing military structures.
The statement reads: “Cute Abiola is not missing !!! He is in custody for breaching Armed Forces Social Media Policy,” the Navy spokesperson said.
The Armed Forces Act 2017 provides guidelines on social media use to curb undignified use of social media by members of the Armed Forces, especially acts that could render them susceptible to enemies’ trap or jeopardise ongoing military operations.
“Personnel should not post their pictures or those of their colleagues in military uniforms, or pictures containing military structures, platforms and other military related items,” said one of the slew of cautions in the guidelines.
Military personnel were also required to warn their family members against controversial conducts on social media.
“Personnel will be held liable for any security issues arising from postings in respect of them by civilian friends or relations. They are therefore, to educate their friends and relations as necessary regarding military security and what should not be posted on social media,” the guidelines said.
Kemi Filani News recalls Cute Abiola Entertainment Management in a statement disclosed that the comedian, since his arrest, was denied food, and no date has been stated for his release from custody.
The statement revealed no factual information regarding Cute Abiola’s offence, and he’s been detained on orders from the Nigerian Navy Headquarters.
According to the statement, the unfortunate situation has rendered his wife emotionally tortured and traumatized as Cute Abiola is an Ulcer patient.