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“Cute Abiola Is Wanted!”– Reactions As Police Set To Arrest Comedian Lawyer Kunle

The Nigerian Police Force has taken a decisive stance against comedian Cute Abiola following the circulation of his recent viral skits, in which he was seen wearing the security agency’s uniform. These skits depicted a scenario where Cute Abiola, in the role of a police officer, forcefully demanded money from two individuals at a checkpoint. The Nigerian Police Force found this portrayal deeply troubling and inappropriate.

In light of the skits, the Police Force has issued a statement strongly condemning Cute Abiola’s actions. They have announced their intent to launch a thorough investigation into the matter and, if necessary, proceed with legal action against him.

The Police Force deems his use of their uniform in the skits as highly disrespectful and derogatory, and they are committed to handling the situation in an appropriate and just manner.

The Nigerian Police Force via its official Twitter handle wrote;

“RE: POLICE UNIFORM: COMEDIAN ABDULGAFAR ABIOLA, AKA “CUTE ABIOLA’S” CONTEMPTUOUS ACT IS CRIMINAL, PUNISHABLE In as much as the law grants Nigerians the right to enjoy their fundamental human rights, the same law prohibits an individual, under whatever guise, from rubbishing the police institution or grossly violating its provisions with regards to the use of uniforms. We, therefore, vehemently condemn the contemptuous act displayed by comedian Abdulgafar Abiola, popularly known as “Cute Abiola,” in two recent skits posted on his social media handles on 20th and 24th July, 2023.

The skits in question show a highly disrespectful and derogatory portrayal of the police uniform, an action that is in direct violation of Section 251 of the Criminal Code and Section 133 of the Penal Code Law. Such acts are not only offensive but also undermine the integrity and dignity of the men and women who wear the uniform in service to the nation.

Abdulgafar Abiola will be investigated and possibly prosecuted for his deliberate acts as the NPF had already warned skit makers and filmmakers to desist from desecrating its uniform or accoutrements. The Force is committed to upholding the sanctity of the uniform and will pursue due legal process to ensure accountability for any individual or entity that seeks to bring disrepute to the uniform or the institution it represents. We call on all members of the public, including media personalities, to exercise their freedom of expression responsibly and avoid engaging in actions that could erode public trust in our revered law enforcement institutions. OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA 27th July, 2023.”

See the post below;

RE: POLICE UNIFORM: COMEDIAN ABDULGAFAR ABIOLA, AKA “CUTE ABIOLA’S” CONTEMPTUOUS ACT IS CRIMINAL, PUNISHABLE

In as much as the law grants Nigerians the right to enjoy their fundamental human rights, the same law prohibits an individual, under whatever guise, from rubbishing the… pic.twitter.com/Lyq6SJ1iDe