Street music sensation, Habeeb Okikiola, also called Portable, has been arrested after the 72-hour ultimatum given to him to honour Police invitation elapsed.
In viral videos on Tuesday, the musician was seen raining curses and rough-handling some policemen deployed to the recreational centre he owns in Ogun State.
The singer could be seen demanding an explanation for the officers’ presence, with the operatives notifying him that a petition was filed against him.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Wednesday, said the artist exhibited irrational behaviour and hurled insults at Police Officers carrying out their legal duty.
According to him, the action 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,” Adejobi said.
“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.”
However, after the expiration of the ultimatum for the singer to honour invitation, Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that Portable has been arrested.
He told Channels Television in a telephone interview on Friday that the musician is at the State Headquarters of the Police in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The PPRO said as soon as the investigation is concluded, the artiste will be charged in court.