Monday 3 April 2023

Portable Remanded Despite Granted Bail

Nigerian famous singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable has been granted bail by the court.

The singer on Monday, April 3rd, 2023 appeared before an Ogun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ifo.

Appearing before the court, Portable pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him which reads;

“That you Badmus Habeeb Okikiola, a.k.a Portable, and others now at large on the 28″ day of March 2023 at 11:00hrs 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 Habeeb Okikiola, M. aka 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.”


Delivering his ruling on application for bail made by the singer’s counsel, the presiding judge said the offences are bailable and granted him bail with bail bond of N300,000, and with two surety who must reside within the jurisdiction of the honorable court.

In another development of assault and stealing,he was admitted to bail to the tune of #500,000 with two sureties.

The court, however, ruled that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro correctional centre pending the time his bail requirements are met.

The case has been adjourned to April 26 for the commencement of trial.

On Saturday, Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said portable was arrested for resisting arrest and injuring a policeman

Recall that the singer was arrested and detained by the Ogun State Police Command on Friday, March 31st, 2023 after ignoring its invitations.

For those who don’t know, Portable was accused of assaulting one of his boys whom the singer admitted that he only disciplined him as his boss, adding that the boy is a 'yahoo boy'


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