MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
An upcoming Nigerian singer; Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as ‘Portable’ may soon have the law court to contend with, for what police have described as irrational behavior and insults on police officers carrying out their legitimate duty.
In a statement on Wednesday, Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police threatened that the singer who is well known in some circles in the South West States may be prosecuted over his action which is punishable by law.
According to the statement, “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 spokesman declared that the Nigeria Police Force 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.
“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,” the statement added.