“Why I beat man who reported me to police” – Portable

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Controversial Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has shed more light on his recent confrontation with men of the Nigerian police force.

Recall that the ‘Zazoo’ crooner was in the mews after he was captured in a viral video hurling invectives at some officers who stormed his bar in the Sanga Ota area of Ogun State to arrest him.

The singer resisted arrest, boasting that he was a superstar and worked for the ruling party. And consequently, the Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday gave him a 72-hour ultimatum to report himself to the nearest police station before Friday or prepare for arrest.

The police during the encounter had said a petition was written against him by someone, who happened to be his apprentice, hence their visit to his bar.

However, in a new video shared on his Tiktok page, Portable maintained that what transpired between him and the complainant was none of the police’s business.

He explained that the petitioner was his apprentice and was into internet fraud against his advice.

He said he disciplined the ex-worker after he refused to change his ways and sacked him.

Portable added that the ex-worker went to the police station and filed a case of assault against him for merely correcting him.

Speaking in a mix of Pidgin English and Yoruba, the singer said, “That boy wey I beat, he’s my boy. I’m a boss to him. Oga go beat apprentice na? That one no mean say make Police come say make dem come arrest you.”

“This boy is my boy. He’s into Yahoo [Internet fraud]. I advised him to quit but he still dey do the scam dey go. Then I pursued him. I beat him. I flogged him. Now you want to arrest me because of I flogged him? He come to write a petition about me, about a celebrity superstar. He’s a Yahoo boy. Yahoo boy came to lay a complaint. He write petition about superstar celebrity. My work is legit. I do music for a living. I no fear anybody, na only God I fear,” he added.

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