OGUN STATE POLICE COMMAND INVITES SINGER ‘PORTABLE’ OVER VIOLENT VIRAL VIDEO.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on June 21, 2022
The Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State command, has ordered singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly referred to as Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station, over a viral video circulating on social media, where he was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man.
In a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Monday, the police said that the incident happened somewhere within the state about three days ago.
The police spoke’s person explained that the young man was inflicted with bodily injury as a result of the beating.
The PPRO described the act as barbaric, unruly, and unbecoming of Okikiola, who was supposed to be a role model for the youths.
The statement reads;
The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video circulating on social media where a popular hip-hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him.
The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago. Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
In the statement, the command used this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, a failure to which his arrest will be effected. The statement further read;
The flagrant display of impunity by ‘Portable’ in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the full weight of the law, no matter the status of such person.
Meanwhile, in a reaction to the now-viral video of Portable, Ossai Success, an aide to Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that the fast-rising singer, Habeeb Okikiola, should be taken to an alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre.
The Special Assistant on Media to the Governor took to his verified Facebook page on Monday to call for the singer’s rehabilitation.