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.
According to SOLOLOADED, Portable was shown in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife,’ asking her to encourage him to avoid his pals because they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh singer asked the young man to list his friends who he accused of lacking glory.
Without allowing his victim to speak, the singer directed his men to beat the hapless man.
Portable was heard yelling 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 calling the behavior unfit and cruel, Ogun State police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi demanded that the singer surrender or be proclaimed wanted.
“The Ogun State Police Command has been alerted about a video clip circulating on social media in which a prominent hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen recruiting some youths to beat up and inflict bodily harm on a young man.” The incident is said to have occurred roughly two days ago somewhere in Ogun State.
“Such erratic and violent behavior is not only savage, but also disrespectful of someone who is meant to be a role model for young people, and it should not be permitted.”
“In light of this, the Command is using this means to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself to the nearest Ogun State police station, failing which his arrest would be ordered.”
“Portable’s shameless exhibition of impunity in the viral video is condemnable, and if not addressed, it would send the incorrect signal to the adolescents 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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