Alleged assault: Ogun police give Portable 72 hours to submit self

Singer Portable

Ogun State Police Command has issued a 72-hour ultimatum to singer Portable to report himself to the nearest police station or get arrested.

The ultimatum followed Tuesday’s visit by the police to Portable’s bar.

The singer made live coverage of the visit on Instagram, claiming that internet fraudsters brought the police to his bar to arrest his staff members “for no reason”.

Ogun police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed to Premium Times that the police issued the 72-hour ultimatum to the controversial singer.

Oyeyemi said that Portable’s father pleaded on his son’s behalf and promised to bring him to the station.

He explained that the police moved to arrest him after five invites were sent to him and another through his father, but he turned them all down.

Oyeyemi further said the ‘Zazu Zeh’ crooner was invited for questioning after a young studio owner who claimed that Portable, together with his boys, assaulted him and locked his studio, petitioned the police.

“On receiving the petition from the police, an invitation letter was sent to him five times, but he refused to appear at the police station. Again, an invitation letter was sent to him through his father; he still did not come to the station.

“The police did not want a breakdown of law and order, so his arrest was to be effected on Tuesday, and now he started with all series of videos, saying all sorts of things. His father has been begging, but we have told him if he refused to turn himself in between now and Friday, he would be arrested,” he said.