The Nigerian Navy has allowed its detained personnel, OSCOMP Abdulgafar Ahmad, aka Cute Abiola, to return to his family after serving one-month ‘extra duty’, The PUNCH has learnt.
Our correspondent gathered that the popular Instagram comedian was freed on Monday and allowed to return home.
Lawyer to Cute Abiola, Fatai Adebanjo, confirmed the development in a chat with The PUNCH on Monday evening.
The PUNCH had reported that the funnyman was arrested on November 15, 2021, for wearing police uniform in one of his skits and for ridiculing the Nigeria Police Force in the process.
He was, however, was given a light punishment of a ‘one-month extra duty’ after a military trial, according to naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun.
“Cute Abiola has been placed on one-month extra duty after he was tried. He will be in charge of cleanship; supervising painting, electricians, carpentry, cutting of grasses, and others. He will be supervising civilians,” Dahun had said.