POPULAR Singer Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable appeared at the Magistrate Court in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State on Monday, April 3, 2023.
He was arraigned on five counts bordering on assault before the court presided over by the chief magistrate, A.S Shoneye.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Delivering his ruling on application for bail made by the singer’s counsel, the Presiding Judge said the offences are bailable and granted him bail with bail bond of N300,000 and N500,000 as well two sureties who must reside within the jurisdiction of the honorable court.
The court, however, ruled that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro Correctional Centre pending the time his bail requirements are met.
The case has been adjourned to April 26 for the commencement of trial.
On Saturday, Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said PORTABLE was arrested for resisting arrest and injuring a Policeman.
“There are many pending cases of assaults on people and attacks, and he will be investigated because people have complained against him.
“So, there is no sentiment in law, let him appear in Court, and allow the Judge to listen to the charges against him. He has no constitutional immunity anyway,” he said.
I am sure you are very awake as i have addressed MCs case, but Portable has more than 6 count charges to attend to, apart from resisting arrest and injuring a Policeman. He will be charged to court for beating up a guy in Otta, who fired a petition to CP Ogun. https://t.co/E0J7ASroLj
— Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi (@Princemoye1) April 1, 2023
WATCH PORTABLE on his way to Ilaro Correctional Centre
VIDEO: Portable on his way to prison
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— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) April 3, 2023