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March 30, 2023

Viral video: Police lambast singer, Portable, over unruly behaviour

Portable

…Say conduct punishable under the law

By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, said it would take all necessary steps to investigate one Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable for his unruly action against police officers and ensure that he was prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offence.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the action of the musician in a viral video against policemen detailed to execute a warrant of arrest against him (Portable) for criminal allegations, was capable of inciting violence against the officers.

The statement said: “The 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 behaviour 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 levelled against Mr Portable.

“The force 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 offence.

“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.”