The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) said on Wednesday that it will take all necessary steps to investigate one Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable for his unruly actions against police officers and ensure that he is prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offense.
A statement by the Force Public Relation’s Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi said the action of the musician in viral video against policemen detailed to execute a warrant of arrest against him (Portable) for criminal allegations, was capable of incitement of violence against the officers.
The statement was titled, “Portable’s Conduct Unruly, Punishable Under the Law: Singer may Face Prosecution.”
It reads, “The Nigeria Police Force has condemned the actions of one Habeeb Okikiola popularly known by his stage name Portable, in a viral video, where he was seen exhibiting irrational behavior and hurling insults at Police Officers carrying out their legal duty, an action which is criminal and punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.
“The action of the singer in the video was unruly and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and incitement of violence against the officers who were detailed to execute a warrant of arrest on him for series of allegations of criminal acts leveled against Mr Portable.
“The NPF will take all necessary steps to investigate his actions and ensure that he is prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offense.
“The Police will not condone any unruly act, assault or attack on its officers who are on lawful duty.
“We need to respect our law enforcement agents who perpetually take the risk of maintaining law and order and fight crimes and criminality in our society.”