Habeeb Okikiola, famously known as Portable, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command after the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum given to him to report himself for resisting arrest and refusing to honour police invitation over an alleged assault.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Portable will be in custody till Monday when he will be arraigned in court.
Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the self-acclaimed “Federal Government liability,” and said he is being detained at the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said the popular singer was arrested recently after earlier attempts to arrest him failed as he assaulted officers that went to effect his arrest after he failed to honour police invitation on several occasions.
Portable made the headlines recently when a viral video revealed a hot exchange between him and operatives of the Nigeria Police that stormed his bar to arrest him.
In the viral video, the popular singer was seen challenging the authority of the police as they tried to whisk him away.
Portable said he wanted to know what his offence was and demanded to see their identification cards and arrest warrant. He told the officers that he was a superstar, a celebrity and a Federal Government liability.
Also, he claimed he worked for the ruling All Progressives Party and they are the ones running the affairs of Nigeria.
Information gathered revealed that trouble began following a petition filed by a former singer signed by Portable, Manny Monie.
In the petition, Monie noted that he was assaulted by Portable in 2021 and all efforts to invite the singer for questioning had failed.
Monie said: “I was the one that wrote the petition against Portable. It is not today we wrote the petition. We wrote it since December last year.
“The police have tried their possible best. They did not want his name to ‘spoil’ online so they invited him over.
“They gave him at least three months to say his own side of the story. He beat me, assaulted me, seized my property, made false allegations against me online.”
While reacting to Monie’s accusation, Portable accused Monie of being a fraudster and said Monie was his apprentice and that he assaulted him, adding that as the boss, there was nothing wrong in beating his employee.
He said: That boy wey I beat, he’s my boy. I’m a boss to him. Oga go beat apprentice na? That one no mean say make Police come say make dem come arrest you. This boy is my boy. He’s into Yahoo Yahoo.
“I advised him to quit but he still dey do the scam dey go. Then I pursued him. I beat him. I flogged him. Now you want to arrest me because of I flogged him?
“He come to write a petition about me, about a celebrity superstar. He’s a Yahoo boy. Yahoo boy came to lay a complaint.
“He write petition about superstar celebrity. My work is legit. I do music for a living. I no fear anybody, na only God I fear,” the singer said in another viral video he posted on social media.
SUPPORT NIGERIAN CANADIAN NEWS
If you like our work and want to keep enjoying what we offer, kindly support us by donating to the Nigerian Canadian News through the button below
Share your thoughts in the comments section below
Do you want to share any news or information with us? If yes, contact the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org