Ogun High Court grants Portable bail

Singer Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, has been granted bail by a High Court in Ifo, Ogun State.

Portable, who verbally attacked some police officers at his bar, during which one of them was allegedly injured, was arrested and restrained in police custody on Friday, March 31st.

The singer was later arraigned in court on Monday the following week.

The Force Public Relations Officer, PPRO Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the controversial singer would face more than six charges in court.

It was gathered that Portable was later granted the bail sum of N300,000 and to provide two sureties with landed properties within the court vicinity.

The charges against Portable read:

“That you, Badmus Habeebat Okikiola, M, A.KA Portable, and others now at large on the 28th day of March, 2023 at 11am at Odogwu Bar, Oke-Osa, Ilogbo, Ifo in the Ifo Magisterial District did willfully cause or inflict physical injury on one Inspector Hammed Moshood ‘m’ with your elbow on his nose which caused blood to gush out from his nose and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 4 (1) of the Violence against persons & Prohibition Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2017.

“That you, Badmus Okikiola A.KA Portable on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did resist to be arrested by Inspector Hammed Moshood ‘m’, ASP Gregory Iyoha ‘m’, ASP Kunle Badmus ‘m’ after serving you with Police Invitation Letter on the 20 day of January, 2023 for the offences you committed when they were about to discharge their duty with warrant of arrest on you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 197 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.”

Portable’s legal Counsel, Adodo Destiny, had reportedly pleaded the court to grant the defendant bail.

Magistrate A.S Shoneye approved the application for bail, granting him bail with bail bond of N300,000, two sureties who must reside within the jurisdiction of the honorable court.

The court, however, decided that until Portable pays the bail under the given conditions, he would have to stay in the Ilaro correctional centre.

The case was then adjourned till April 26 for the trial.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, while parading Portable before pressmen at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Friday, said the singer was arrested for allegedly assaulting one Osimusi Emmanuel.

Oyeyemi added that Portable also attacked and assaulted police officers who came to his bar to arrest him.