Habib Okikiola, popularly known as Portable has reported himself to the Ogun State Police Command over the case of alleged assault leveled against him.
A statement signned by the Spokeperson for the Command, DSP. Abimbola Oyeyemi says Portable reported for interrogation along with his manager and father.
It would be recalled that the State Command had few days back asked Portable to report himself or risk arrest.
The Hip-Hop artist was seen in a viral video ordering an attack on Dj Chicken.
However due to the fact that the offence is bailable and as a result of the ongoing strike, he was released on bail to a surety with an instruction that he should report anytime he is needed.
Furthermore, the alleged victim has also been invited to assist the police in the investigation.
Below is the full statement from Police
“The Ogun State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the hip-hop artist, Habib Okikiola a.k.a portable who was requested to report himself at the nearest police station over a viral video where he was seen ordering a group of boys to beat up one boy simply identified as D.J Chicken has reported at the command’s headquarters Eleweran on Wednesday 29th of June 2022.
“The artist reported at Eleweran at about 5 pm with his father and manager. He was immediately ordered to be taken to the public complain bureau office by the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, where he was interrogated about his role in the assault melted to the boy in the video.
“However, since the offence committed is a bailable one, and coupled with the strike action embarked upon by the civil servants in the state which also affected our courts, the suspect was released to a reliable surety who promised to produce him anytime he is needed.
“Meanwhile, the assaulted victim has also been invited to come and state his own side of the story to enable the command complete her investigation on time.”
Abimbola Oyeyemi, DSP
Public Relations Officer,
Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command
June 30, 2021