Assault: Portable to spend weekend in police custody
Following the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum given to controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, by the police, he has been arrested and would be charged to court.
Recall that the police had asked the ‘Zazoo Zehh’ crooner to turn himself in following allegations of assault. The singer would now remain in police custody till Monday.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the singer’s arrest on Friday, adding that he is now at the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
In an earlier report by The Punch on Tuesday, the artiste was seen in two videos verbally assaulting and rough handling some police officers at his bar in Sango Ota, Ogun State. However, he claimed that “for no reason”, an alleged Internet fraudster had brought the police officers to his bar to arrest him and his staff members.
According to Oyeyemi, Portable was invited following a petition by a young studio owner who claimed that Portable together with his aides beat him to stupor and locked his studio.
He added that all the summons that were sent to the singer, he did not honour any of them.