Jungle justice: Police order Portable to report himself

The Nigeria Police Force has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, to report himself following the release of a viral video.

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According to Charmingpro, Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife,’ asking her to advise him to avoid his friends because they had no glory.

In the video, the ZaZu Zeh singer asked the young man to name his friends who he accused of lacking glory.

Without allowing his victim to speak, the singer directed his men to beat the helpless man.

Portable was heard saying in Yoruba, “e luu pa,” which translates to “beat him to death,” as they pounced on the victim.

In response, the Portable was directed to report to the Ogun State command because the incident occurred within the state.

While describing the act as unfit and barbaric, Ogun State police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi demanded that the singer surrender or be declared wanted.

“The Ogun State Police Command has been alerted to a video clip circulating on social media in which a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organizing some youths to beat up and inflict bodily harm on a young man.” The incident is said to have occurred about two days ago somewhere in Ogun State.

“Such erratic and violent behavior is not only barbaric, but also unbecoming of someone who is supposed to be a role model for young people, and it should not be tolerated.”

“In light of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself to the nearest Ogun State police station, failing which his arrest will be ordered.”

“Portable’s flagrant display of impunity in the viral video is condemnable, and if not addressed, it will send the wrong signal to the youths who look up to him as a role model.”

“Jungle justice has no place in our laws, and whoever embarked on it must feel the weight of the law, regardless of their status,” Oyeyemi said in a statement on Monday.


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