The Ogun police command has arrested Afro-beat singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly called Portable, for allegedly assaulting policemen that had visited his wine bar for an invitation to the command for questioning on petitions received against him.
Before the police visited his wine bar, the singer’s apprentice had petitioned the Ogun police command accusing him of beating, inflicting injuries on him and seizing the teenager’s property.
The singer’s arrest on Friday came after the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum given to him to turn himself in for refusing to honour police invitation over an alleged assault.
It was learnt that the Zazuu Crooner would remain in police custody till Monday when he would be dragged before court over the allegations against him.
The spokesperson, Ogun police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed to newsmen that the singer had been arrested and was cooling off his feet at the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Earlier on Tuesday, two videos surfaced on the Internet showing the musician raining curses and manhandling some police officers at his Odogu bar located in the Sango Ota area of Ogun State.
Following his alleged misconduct, the Force Headquarters in Abuja, through its spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on revealed that the singer’s action was unruly and his act punishable under the law.
After this, Oyeyemi asked the singer to either turn himself in at any police station in the state within 72 hours, or face police arrest once the ultimatum elapsed.
However, in both videos, Portable claimed that an alleged internet fraudster had brought the police officers to his bar to arrest him and his staff members over an issue he was not aware o.
Oyeyemi explained that the police moved to arrest Portable after five invites were sent to him and another through his father, but he never honoured any of the summons.
He further said the Zazu crooner was invited following a petition by a young studio owner who claimed that Portable together with his aides beat him up to stupor and locked his studio.
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