Portable Declared Wanted By The Nigerian Police Over Jungle Justice
After a video clip circulating on social media showing the singer organizing several youngsters to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him, the Ogun State Police Command has ordered musician Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable to report to any of the state’s stations or face arrest.
According to a statement made by the state police command’s spokesperson, the incident occurred roughly two days ago somewhere in Ogun State.
“Such unruly and violent behavior is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who supposed to be a role model for the youths 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.
The flagrant display of impunity by portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.” the statement read
Jungle justice, according to Opeyemi, has no place in our laws, and anyone who engages in it should be made to experience the full force of the law, regardless of their standing.
Portable told the young men to assault the victim for reaching out to his wife and advising him to send all the boys around him away, according to the footage.