Social media skit maker Ahmed Gafar aka Cute Abiola has been declared missing by friends and family for over 24 hours.
A statement shared on Tuesday evening by comedian Mr Macaroni said Cute Abiola, a Nigerian naval officer left his residence at about 6:00 a.m. on Monday for office at Navy Town, but nothing had not been heard from him.
Sharing a screenshot of the statement, Mr Macaroni appealed to the Nigerian Navy to confirm the skit maker’s whereabouts.
“If the Nigerian Navy has any information to help Cute Abiola’s family and friends confirm his whereabouts or if he is in their custody, I think the honourable thing to do would be to clarify details surrounding his detention and put everyone’s mind at rest,” Mr Macaroni tweeted.
Cute Abiola was said to have called his wife on the telephone at his office, but several attempts to reach him later have proved abortive.
“His wife and other associates have made several attempts to contact him but to no avail. Since he last communicated with his 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,” the statement said.
While his whereabouts remain unclear, reports said he had been locked up in a cell without the naval authorities making his detention public.
“It was subsequently gathered from a reliable source that he has been locked up in the Nigerian Navy cell since he got to the office yesterday morning till the time of posting this information without being fed, and no date has been stated for his release from custody,” the statement disclosed.
“This unfortunate situation has rendered his wife emotionally tortured and traumatized as The Cute Abiola is an Ulcer patient. Hence, not feeding an Ulcer patient as punishment for an undisclosed offence is something to be worried about with a view to avoiding unnecessary circumstance with regards to the health of The Cute Abiola.”
Last year, Cute Abiola was arrested after sharing his birthday photos in a navy uniform.