The Nigerian Navy has placed Abdulgafar Ahmad popularly known as Cute Abiola, on one-month ‘extra duty’ for ridiculing the Nigeria Police Force while wearing police uniform in one of his skits.
Cute Abiola, who is an Instagram comedian and a Naval Officer ,was arrested on November 15, but has been released from detention to serve his ‘light corrective punishment’ in the cantonment.
The skit-maker, is expected to end his punishment by December 15, when he would be allowed to return home to his family.
Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, confirmed the development on Friday, The Punch reports.
He said that Ahmad was given a light punishment of a ‘one-month extra duty’ after a military trial.
Dahun said; “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.
“He is no longer under detention. He has been released to move around to serve his punishment.
“Because he was detained on November 15, that one month will start counting from then, which means he is going to be engaged till December 15. By then, he will be off the extra duty.”
Lawyer to Cute Abiola, Fatai Adebanjo, also confirmed the development and expressed delight, saying the wife and mother of the Kwara-born comedian who had been distressed since the ordeal began would be relieved.
“We appreciate the Nigerian Navy for the consideration and we know that we are counting days for him to rejoin his family,” Adebanjo said.