The Nigeria Police have condemned what they described as a “derogatory portrayal” of the police uniform in comedy skits by a former Naval officer and skin maker, Abdulgafar Abiola, popularly known as Cute Abiola.
The police said the skit maker portrayed the force in a bad light in two recent skits posted on his social media handles on July 20 and 24, 2023.
This was contained in a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday.
The police spokesperson said “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.”
He said Cute 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.”
Adejobi urged Nigerians to “exercise their freedom of expression responsibly and avoid engaging in actions that could erode public trust in our revered law enforcement institutions.”
It was recalls that Cute Abiola resigned from the Nigerian Navy in November last year to focus on comedy.
He stated then that serving in the Navy has helped instill in him the discipline needed to have a successful life.