Ogun Police Command on Monday ordered popular hip-hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself to answer for a case of an alleged assault on a young man by the musician and some boys.
Spokesperson for the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, ordered the ‘Zazu’ crooner to report himself to a nearest police station in the state or risk being arrested.
Mr Oyeyemi, in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, described the alleged assault as barbaric.
“The attention of Ogun state police command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media.
“In the video clip, a popular hip-hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola, a.k.a. Portable, the Zazu crooner, was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him.
“The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within the state about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youth and, therefore, should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun state, failure of which his arrest will be ordered,” he said.
According to Mr Oyeyemi, the alleged flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable, and if not checked, will send a wrong signal to the youth who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such a person,” the police spokesperson said.