Fresh Trouble for Portable as Police give him 72-hour Ultimatum to report Himself or “dance to the music from the drum”
Assault: Police Give Portable 72-hour Ultimatum To Report Himself
Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable, a Nigerian musician, has been given 72 hours to report to the Ogun State Police Command.
Police stated that if he does not comply, he will be arrested.
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Wednesday’s statement from the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the development.
Mr. Oyeyemi stated that Portable had been warned to turn himself in to the police or face arrest.
Additionally, he confirmed that Portable’s father had intervened on his behalf and promised to bring him to the station.
Two videos of the artist cursing at officers of the Ogun State Force went viral on Tuesday.
In the video, Portable asserts that an internet fraudster brought police to his bar “for no reason” to arrest him and his staff.
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However, the Ogun state police spokesperson, Oyeyemi, explained that the police moved to arrest Portable after sending him six invitations and one through his father, none of which he honoured.
He added that the Zazu singer was invited in response to a petition from a young studio owner who claimed that Portable and his associates beat him unconscious and locked his studio.
Oyeyemi stated, “Upon receiving the petition, he was sent an invitation letter five times, but he declined to appear at the police station. A second invitation letter was sent to him via his father, but he did not show up at the station.
“In order to prevent a breakdown of law and order, his arrest was scheduled to take place on Tuesday. However, he has now released a series of videos in which he says various things. His father has been pleading, but we have informed him that if (Portable) does not surrender by Friday, he will be arrested.”
In 2022, Portable’s father accompanied him to the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, after the singer refused to honour a police invitation regarding the alleged assault of a disc jockey in the Sango region of the state.
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