Sensational singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command following the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum given to him to turn himself in for refusing to honour police invitation over alleged assault.
Our correspondent gathered that the singer would remain in police custody till Monday when he would be charged to court. Reacting to Portable’s arrest on Friday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed to The PUNCH that the controversial singer had been arrested and was cooling off his feet at the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The PUNCH reports that earlier on Tuesday, two videos surfaced on the Internet showing the musician raining curses and manhandling some police officers at his Odogu bar located in the Sango Ota area of Ogun State.
Following his alleged misconduct, the Force Headquarters in Abuja, through its spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday, revealed that the singer’s action was unruly and his act punishable under the law. This was immediately followed by a press statement by the spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Oyeyemi, asking the singer to either turn himself in at any police station in the state within 72 hours, or face police arrest once the ultimatum elapsed.
However, in both videos, Portable claimed that an alleged Internet fraudster had brought the police officers to his bar to arrest him and his staff members “for no reason.” Oyeyemi explained that the police moved to arrest Portable after five invites were sent to him and another through his father, but he never honoured any of the summons.
He further said the Zazu crooner was invited following a petition by a young studio owner who claimed that Portable together with his aides beat him up to stupor and locked his studio.
More details soon.