The Nigerian Navy has once again states why popular Instagram skit maker and Navy personnel Abdulgafar Ahmad better known as Cute Abiola is still in their custody.
In an interview with Punch, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Navy Commodore Suleiman Dahun made it known that the funnyman deliberately flouted the armed forces social media policy.
According to Dahun, the comedian violated the rules while he was on leave and was called upon to by Naval authorities to come and explain himself, but he ignored their calls.
Dahun noted further that the comedian would be tried, and if found guilty, he would be punished.
“There is an armed forces social media policy that was promulgated by the defense headquarters, and its principal regulation is that military personnel should not post photos or videos of themselves in uniform while engaging in personal or official activities.
“Military personnel are also not allowed to make comments or share official military decisions, activities or operations on social media. They are also not allowed to forward materials on social media. Copies of the policy are available with the Director of Defense Information. It is not a restricted document, so it can be made available to anyone who needs it.”
“When we got the clip wherein he violated the policy, we asked him to come back to explain himself but he did not return. His commanding officer called him to explain himself concerning the video clip but he ignored his commander and didn’t return until his leave was over.
“When he returned, he was put in custody. If he had come back when he was called upon to explain himself, we would not be discussing this. We are not in an animal farm. We are human beings too but laws have to be obeyed,”
“He would get his due punishment, a light one, not something hard. We recognise that he is an entertainer and he could even be given an opportunity to showcase his talent during (social) events of the Nigerian Navy or the Armed Forces. There are two major reasons we are uncomfortable with our personnel exhibiting themselves on social media, and one of them is for their personal safety and security”,
Recall that on November 17, 2021, the Nigerian Navy released a statement to debunk the claim that the comedian was missing.