Portable May Face Prosecution- FPRO
The Nigeria Police Force has condemned the actions displaced by Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, in an attempt to resist arrest.
The incident unfolded on Tuesday when Police Officers arrived at Portable’s bar to invite him to the Station following a petition against him. However, he went live on his Instagram page yelling at the Officers that he was a superstar and a Federal Government liability.
Police authorities say that exhibiting irrational behaviour and hurling insults at Police Officers carrying out their legal duty is criminal and punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.
“The action of the singer in the video was unruly and a 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 NPF 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 Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said.
He added that the Police would not condone any unruly act, assault, or attack on its Officers 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.”