Portable leaves prison after double arraignment, N800,000 bail

Singer Portable

Controversial singer Portable has regained his freedom after meeting the terms of the bail conditions granted to him on Monday by an Ifo Magistrate Court in Ogun State.

Portable pleaded not guilty to separate charges filed against him by the Ogun State Police Command.

The police brought the ‘Zazzu Zeh’ singer before Chief Magistrate Aliyu Soneye for two cases with charge numbers 192/c/ 2023 and 191/c/2023.

The three counts in suit 192/c/2023 bordered on assault, unruly behaviour and theft of musical equipment.

Prosecutor Inspector O. Awolana alleged that the singer on November 18, 2022, conspired with others now at large to “unlawfully assault” one Osimosu Emmanuel Oluwafemi, contrary to section 351 of the Criminal Code of Ogun State.

Portable was also accused of stealing musical instruments listed as Yamaha H55 Studio Monitor; Complete Studio 2 Interface Connection Cable, and an AKG P420 Condenser, among others.

In the second suit marked 192/c/ 2023, the prosecutor alleged that Portable resisted arrest and inflicted physical injuries on three police operatives who were on his premises to arrest him on March 28.

The prosecution said the alleged offence contravened Section 517 of the Criminal Code of Ogun State.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the five counts.

In his ruling on the bail application, Chief Magistrate Soneye granted Portable N300,000 bail and two sureties in the like sum on the first charge.

On the charge of assault and stealing, the court admitted Portable to N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

The case was adjourned till April 26 for trial.

Portable left Ilaro Correctional Centre around 6pm on Monday, The Nation gathered.