The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered a probe of Habeeb Okikiola, the singer better known as Portable, for saying he created cult groups.
Portable had earlier claimed he founded the ‘Ajah Boys’ and ‘One Million Boys’ cult groups.
“Open your ears and listen well, have you heard about Ajah boys, One Million boys? I’m the one who founded it, go and ask,” he boasted in the Yoruba language,” he had said.
Both groups are known for their nefarious activities around communities in Lagos and Ogun states.
In a statement on Monday, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesman, said the IGP has directed Abiodun Alabi, the commissioner of police in Lagos, to investigate the matter.
“Cultism: Police to Investigate Portable over formation of One Million Boys Sequel to the trending video of one Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable where he claimed to have formed the One-Million Boys cult group terrorising some parts of Lagos State, the IGP has ordered c to investigate the indicting statement and take necessary legal action,” he said.
Cultism: Police to Investigate Portable over formation of One Million Boys
Sequel to the trending video of one Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable where he claimed to have formed the One-Million Boys cult group terrorising some parts of Lagos State, the IGP has ordered pic.twitter.com/9t4Ry0fOFr
— Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi (@Princemoye1) July 18, 2022
“This directive is premised on the continuous effort of the Nigeria Police Force to fish out pillars and sponsors of cult groups in order to decimate their activities and restore sanity to our society.”
The ‘Zazoo Zeh’ crooner has continued to make the headlines since he mocked Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for losing the governorship election in Osun state to Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Portable had earlier backed Oyetola in the build-up to the election but dumped him for Adeleke after his defeat at the polls.
He had earlier claimed he “cashed out in Osun” and alleged death threats amid the criticisms over his action in the election.