By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Ogun State police command has revealed plans to use minimum force to arrest popular and controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola, a.k.a Portable for his failure to honour invitation sent to him five times for questioning over a matter.
Portable had earlier on Tuesday, 28 March, 2023, in a viral video on social media, resisted arrest by some police officers that stormed his restaurant in Ogun State, questioning them to know the reason for his arrest.
Portable was seen in the video accusing the police of illegal arrest, saying, ”Show me your arrest warrant. Why did you come to my office to arrest people? You came and everyone was running. A yahoo boy sent police to arrest me just because I advised him to stop doing yahoo and vent into music.
”Are the police and Yahoo boys now working together? I don’t do Yahoo. I’m a musician. If you want to invite me to your station, you will invite me with money”.
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, explained that the singer had refused to honour the police invitation on five occasions.
“We have also sent an invitation to him through his father twice for questioning after a report was lodged against him. The police approached a court to get an arrest warrant for him following his refusal to honour the invitation. On sighting the police, Portable stripped himself naked so as to create a scene.
“Portable is not bigger than the law. We are going to use minimum force to arrest him,” Oyeyemi said.