PORTABLE SPEAKS ON WHY HE BEAT MAN WHO CALLED COPS ON HIM
By Adeniyi Onaara
Controversial Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, a Nigerian artist, has spoken out about what happened between him and an alleged online fraudster who recently led to his incarceration.
Remember when the ‘Zazoo’ crooner made news after he was filmed in a viral video yelling at officers who invaded his bar in Ogun State’s Sango Ota area to arrest him?
The singer fought arrest, claiming to be a superstar who worked for the ruling party. As a result, the Ogun State Police Command issued him a 72-hour ultimatum on Wednesday to report to the nearest police station by Friday or face arrest.
Portable, on the other hand, argued in a new video posted on his Tiktok profile that what happened between him and the complaint was none of the police’s business.
He stated that the petitioner was his trainee who was engaging in cyber fraud against his instruction.
He claimed he disciplined and fired the ex-employee after he refused to change his methods.
Portable went to the police station and filed an assault charge against him for simply correcting him.
“That boy wey I beat, he’s my boy,” the artist claimed in a mix of Pidgin English and Yoruba. To him, I’m the boss. Oga, are you going to beat the apprentice? That does not imply ordering the police to come and arrest you.”
“This is my boy.” He is involved in Yahoo [Internet fraud]. I asked him to stop, but he continued to run the hoax. Then I went after him. I defeated him. I whipped him.
You want to jail me now because I flogged him? He came to submit a petition about me, a celebrity celebrity. He’s a Yahoo user. Yahoo boy arrived to file a complaint. He creates a petition about a celebrity. My work is genuine. I make a living as a musician. “I don’t fear anyone; I only fear God,” he continued.