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Portable Risks Prosecution Over Unruly Conduct
The Nigerian police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has reacted to the viral video of Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable, resisting arrest at his bar, saying the conduct is unruly and punishable under law.
Recall that Naija News reported that the police officers stormed the singer’s bar in a bid to arrest him on Tuesday.
Portable claimed that internet fraudsters were the ones that brought the officers to the club to make the arrest.
In a viral video, the officers said they received a petition against Portable and were there to arrest him.
Confirming the arrest, the Ogun state police command said several invitations were sent to Portable but he ignored them all, hence the decision of the police to invade his bar and effect his arrest.
In a statement released on Wednesday, March 29, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, condemned Portable’s conduct and said the police will take all necessary steps to investigate his actions and ensure he is prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offense.
The statement reads: “The Nigeria Police Force has condemned the actions of one Habeeb Okikiola popularly known by his stage name Portable, in a viral video, where he was seen exhibiting irrational behavior and hurling insults at Police Officers carrying out their legal duty, an action which is criminal and punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.
“The action of the singer in the video was unruly and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and incitement of violence against the officers who were detailed to execute a warrant of arrest on him for series of allegations of criminal acts leveled against Mr Portable.
“The NPF will take all necessary steps to investigate his actions and ensure that he is prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offense.
“The Police will not condone any unruly act, assault or attack on its officers who are on lawful duty. We need to respect our law enforcement agents who perpetually take the risk of maintaining law and order and fight crimes and criminality in our society.”