Police blast Portable for resisting arrest, say ‘he may face prosecution’

 Police blast Portable for resisting arrest, say ‘he may face prosecution’
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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has blasted Portable, the controversial singer, for resisting arrest by police officials.

The ‘Zazoo Zeh’ crooner has been on the radar of the police for some days now.

On Tuesday, video of the musician calling out operatives of the Ogun police command who stormed his office to effect his arrest.

Reacting in a statement on Wednesday, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, condemned the actions of the singer.

Adejobi said the musician may face prosecution over his action, adding that such is punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.

“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 statement reads.

“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 NPF 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.”

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