The Ogun state Police Command has issued controversial singer Portable a 72-hour ultimatum to subject himself to questioning or get arrested forcefully.
This comes after Portable had a heated exchange with men of the Ogun State Police Command that stormed his restaurant to arrest him.
The Zazuu star resisted arrest and challenged them to know the reason and warrant for the arrest.
The PPRO of the police force, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, had revealed that Portable was asked to report himself to the police on five occasions, but he refused to honor the invitation.
In a new development, Oyeyemi has revealed that the singer has been issued a 72-hour ultimatum to report to the nearest police station or get arrested.
He also revealed that the singer’s father had pleaded on his son’s behalf and promised to bring him to the station, but he still refused to honour their invites.
Speaking further, Oyeyemi disclosed that Portable was invited following a petition by a young studio owner who claimed that Portable and his guys brutally assaulted him and locked up his studio.
“On receiving the petition, an invitation letter was sent to him five times but he refused to appear at the police station. Again, an invitation letter was sent to him through his father; he still did not come to the station.
“The police did not want a breakdown of law and order so his arrest was to be effected on Tuesday and now he started with all series of videos, saying all sorts of things. His father has been begging but we have told him that if he (Portable) refuses to turn himself in between now and Friday, he will be arrested.”
Also, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Wednesday, March 29, titled “Portable’s conduct unruly, punishable under the law”, Adejobi explained that police authorities will take necessary action to investigate and prosecute Portable if he is found guilty of any criminal offence.
The statement reads; “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 offence. 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.”