Nigerian Singer Portable Arrested! Habeeb Okikiola Nabbed For Ignoring Police Invitation
Nigerian Musician Portable Arrested! Habeeb Okikiola Nabbed For Ignoring Police Invitation
The Ogun State police authorities have arrested the popular Nigerian musician, Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable. The singer was arrested after he failed to honour police invitations for questioning over an incident at his recreational centre in Ogun State.
Portable had been seen in viral videos on Tuesday using abusive language and manhandling policemen who were carrying out their legal duty at his recreational centre. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the musician was arrested after a 72-hour ultimatum was issued, which he failed to adhere to.
According to sources, Portable was taken to the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, where he is currently undergoing investigations. Speaking on the arrest, the PPRO noted that Portable’s actions were not only condemnable but also showed his lack of regard for the law and constituted an affront to the police force.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also criticized the musician’s actions, calling them irrational and unbecoming of a public figure. Adejobi noted that the police officers were simply carrying out their lawful duty when they were attacked by the musician.
It is unclear what charges will be levelled against the musician. However, the PPRO noted that Portable will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded. This incident is a reminder that no one is above the law, and everyone must be held accountable for their actions, irrespective of their social status or profession.
The Nigerian music industry has had several cases of artists who have been involved in legal issues, including drug use, sexual assault, and violence. This has led to several criticisms of the industry, with many calling for more accountability and better regulations.
In recent years, the Nigerian police force has been making efforts to improve its image and regain the trust of citizens. This has led to several reforms and policies aimed at improving accountability and transparency within the force. The arrest of Portable is a testament to the police force’s commitment to enforcing the law and holding individuals accountable for their actions.
The arrest of the popular musician sends a clear message that everyone must be held accountable for their actions, irrespective of their social status or profession. The police authorities in Ogun State have shown their commitment to enforcing the law and maintaining law and order in the society. It is hoped that this incident will serve as a deterrent to others who might be tempted to flout the law.
April 24, 2023 at 1:53 AM