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Police Reacts To Viral Video Of Portable Resisting Arrest

The Nigeria Police Force has faulted singer Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable, for resisting arrest when some police officers stormed the recreational centre he owns in Ogun State.

Recall that a video of the singer confronting some police officers went viral on Tuesday.

The “Zah Zoo” crooner demanded an explanation for the officers’ presence, with the operatives notifying him that a petition was filed against him.

Reacting on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the artist’s action is criminal and punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.

He stated that Portable exhibited irrational behaviour and hurled insults at police officers carrying out their legal duty.

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The statement read, “The Nigeria 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 behavior 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 leveled 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 offense.”

Adejobi added that 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”.

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