Skit maker M. Macaroni said on Thursday that only the wife and mother of his colleague Cute Abiola were allowed to see him while he was detained by the Nigerian Navy.
Mr Macaroni was forced to give an update on the matter following questions from Cute Abiola’s fans.
“A lot of people have been asking me about Cute Abiola. I don’t have much information as only his wife and mother are allowed to see him. And I do not want to speak much on the matter so that my statement isn’t taken in bad faith. But last I checked he is still in custody,” he tweeted.
The navy, however, released Cute Abiola on Friday.
Mr Macaroni further said the arrest is not unusual but is more pronounced because Cute Abiola is a public figure hence the consistent concerns from fans.
“This isn’t a new thing in the military. But as a public figure, Cute Abiola has millions of followers worldwide hence the reason for the consistent concern from his fans and friends,” he added.
Mr Macaroni was one of the first persons who cried out on social media over Cute Abiola’s disappearance in November and the Nigerian Navy released a press statement to address the public that Cute Abiola wasn’t missing but was detained for breaching some codes of conduct and will be subsequently punished.