THE Nigeria Police force says it will be investigating and possibly prosecuting comedian Abdulgafar Abiola, popularly known as "Cute Abiola," over the disrespectful use of police uniforms in two skits he posted on social media on July 20 and July 24.
In a statement released today July 27, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, 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''. Adejobi noted that 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.'' the statement read.