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Popular Singer, Singer Portable Docked For Alleged Assault

Controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola, commonly called  Portable was on Monday arraigned on a three-count charge bothering on assault and theft of musical equipment by the Police.

Portable was arraigned on charges bordering on alleged assault in before the court.

Portable was arrested on Friday after the expiration of the 72-hour ultimatum given to him by the police to turn himself in.

The ‘Zazoo Zeh’ crooner’s saga began last Tuesday after he had resisted arrest by the police in Ogun state. Early on Tuesday, two videos of the musician raining curses and rough-handling some men of the Nigeria police surfaced on the internet.

Displeased by the conduct of Mr Okikiola toward the officers, the police gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the singer, a request that should elapse today, Friday.

The police who condemned the singer’s actions also threatened to prosecute him.

In the two videos, Portable claimed that an internet fraudster had brought the police to his bar to arrest staff members “for no reason.

The police noted that it acted on a petition.

When contacted over the phone on Friday, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the singer has been arrested and currently cooling his feet at the state headquarters of the police in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

The singer argued that the arrest was “unwarranted,” adding that he makes his money “legitimately.”

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