Portable leaves prison after meeting bail conditions


Singer Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable has been released from prison, where he was earlier remanded pending the perfection of his bail conditions.

The PUNCH reports that Portable who was accused of resisting arrest and injuring a police officer, landed in police custody on Friday, March 31, and was subsequently arraigned in court on Monday.

A High Court in Ifo, Ogun State, however, granted the singer bail.


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Portable was granted bail in the sum of N300,000 and to provide two sureties with landed properties within the court vicinity.

The court however ruled that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro Correctional Centre, pending the time his bail requirements were met.

Portable’s counsel, Adodo Destiny, confirmed his release to our correspondent.

“Yes, he’s home now. In fact, I am still in his house with my lawyers,” Adodo confirmed in a text sent to our correspondent.”

Charges against Portable

Portable had pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him in the court.

The charges against portable read, “That you, Badmus Habeebat Okikiola, M, A.KA Portable, and others now at large on the 28th day of March, 2023 at 11am at Odogwu Bar, Oke-Osa, Ilogbo, Ifo in the Ifo Magisterial District did willfully cause or inflict physical injury on one Inspector Hammed Moshood ‘m’ with your elbow on his nose which caused blood to gush out from his nose and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 4 (1) of the Violence against persons & Prohibition Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2017.

“That you, Badmus Okikiola A.KA Portable on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did resist to be arrested by Inspector Hammed Moshood ‘m’, ASP Gregory Iyoha ‘m’, ASP Kunle Badmus ‘m’ after serving you with Police Invitation Letter on the 20 day of January, 2023 for the offences you committed when they were about to discharge their duty with warrant of arrest on you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 197 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.”

The case was adjourned till April 26 for the commencement of trial.

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