The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has reacted to the viral video of singer Habeeb Okikiola popularly known by his stage name Portable, challenging some Police Officers who had stormed his bar to arrest him following his refusal to honor previous invitations.
The police had confirmed that the singer was invited for questioning following a petition written against him by a fellow singer. The complainant had claimed that Portable stormed his studio, got some people to beat him up and then locked up his studio.
The Ogun state police command told LIB that several invitations were sent to Portable but he dismissed them all, hence the decision of the police to invade his bar and effect his arrest. Portable however resisted the arrest
In a statement released today March 29, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, condemned Portable’s conduct and said the police 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.
Read the statement below…
‘’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.”