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Assault: Controversial hip-hop singer, Portable submits self to Ogun Police

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MICHAEL-AZEEZ OGUNSIJI, Abeokuta

 

Controversial hip-hop singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, on Wednesday, finally honoured the summons by the Ogun State Police Command over assault of a disc jockey, DJ Chicken.

 

Portable had in a viral video earlier in the month, ordered some of his “boys” to beat up the DJ for allegedly sending a message to his wife.

 

As a result of the physical attack on the victim, the Police in Ogun State had, on June 20, ordered the singer to immediately report himself to the nearest police station within 48 hours or be arrested.

 

Portable, however, did not honour the Police invitation until Wednesday.

 

Portable may have presented himself to the Police for fear of arrest, following a show he presupposedly to attend in Abeokuta on Thursday.

 

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta disclosed that the ‘Zazu’ crooner had reported at the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday with his father and manager.

 

He said Portable was interrogated and later granted bail.

 

The command’s spokesperson said: “He was immediately ordered to be taken to the Public Complaint Bureau office by the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, where he was interrogated about his role in the assault on the boy in the video.

 

“However, since the offence committed is a bailable one, coupled with the strike action embarked upon by the civil servants in the state which also affected our courts, the suspect was released to a reliable surety who promised to produce him anytime he is needed.”

 

Oyeyemi further explained that the victim has “also been invited to come and state his side of the story to enable the command complete her investigation on time.”

 

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