Police confirm Portable’s aide killed okada rider with singer’s car in Ogun

Singer Portable

Ogun State Police Command has confirmed that one of the aides of music artiste Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, on Tuesday hit an okada rider in the Iyana Ilogbo area of the state.

The command public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incidence in a telephone chat with Vanguard, said the driver was with the singer’s Range Rover jeep.

Speaking on the incident, Portable’s manager, Theresa, said the victim died after he was rushed to the hospital.

She said: “I was the one that sent one of his boys to go and buy something for me.“On their way going, maybe the bike man thought that Portable was the one driving or they wanted to collect money or whatever, but the man drove to the vehicle. That was how they hit the man.

“They called me. I left where I was with Portable. We went there. The guy that drove the car rushed the man to the hospital. I got to the hospital and transferred N25,000 to them.

“They said N20,000 was for treatment while N5,000 was for X-ray.”She noted that when she got to the hospital, the bike rider was complaining about pains in his back, noting that his two female passengers were unhurt.

The manager continued, “When I left the hospital, I gave them another N8,000 to take a cab to where they were going to conduct the X-ray. Immediately after I left there, I reported to the Divisional Police Officer and the Commissioner of Police.

“I called DPO Sango and DPO Ifo to explain what happened. After 10 minutes, they called me back from the hospital that the man had given up.

“When I got the call, I had to call the boy that was in the scenario to go to the station to report himself. He is at the station as I’m talking to you like this.”

The incident happened the same day Portable held a naming ceremony for his new baby.

The singer had recently welcomed his second child with his baby mama.

During the child christening, Portable took a ring from his bag and slid it on his lover’s finger.