The Nigeria Police Force has talked about investigating singer Habeeb Okikiola, known better as Portable, for being a nuisance.
The police explained that it has become necessary to do so after he was seen in a viral video verbally harassing police officers who came to his bar to carry out their duty.
The PPRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, informed the public about this in a statement released on Wednesday, 29 March. In the statement, he claimed that Portable’s action made him guilty of crime punishable by the constitution.
The statement read: “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 offense.”
It also adds: “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.”