The Ogun State Police Command on Monday morning arraigned controversial singer Habeeb Okikiola, a.k.a Portable, at the Ifo High Court on six counts bordering on assault.
Portable earlier resisted arrest by some policemen last Tuesday at his office, The “Zazu Zeh” crooner was later arrested last Friday.
On Saturday, Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said Portable has more than six charges to attend to apart from resisting arrest and injuring a policeman.
Portable was charged to court for beating up a guy in Ota, who filed a petition to CP Ogun,” Adejobi tweeted.
The singer was subsequently arraigned in court on Monday. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had said the controversial singer would face more than six charges in court
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges
Delivering his ruling on the application for bail made by the singer’s counsel, the presiding judge said the offences are bailable and granted him bail with a bail bond of N300,000 and N500,000 of two different charges, as well as two sureties who must reside within the jurisdiction of the honourable court.
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 11 am 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 20th day of January 2023 for the offences you committed when they were about to discharge their duty with a 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.