The Nigeria Police Force have invite Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The invite followed a viral video where Portable was accusing a young man of sending a text message to his ‘wife’, imploring her to warn him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death”, as his boys pounced on him.
Reactionding to the act, the Ogun State Police command have ordered the singer to report himself since the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Police spokesman of the state, Oyeyemi said, “The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organizing some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person.”
By Damilola Olufemi