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I don’t deserve to be jailed for assaulting my ex-signee – Portable begs IGP (Video)

Controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola known professionally as Portable has admitted that he assaulted his former signee, Manny Monnie, who wrote a petition against him.

Monnie revealed earlier that he is the person behind the Zazuu star’s recent ordeal, noting that the one who asked Police to arrest him over alleged threat to life.

It was reported last November that Portable attacked him when he was still signed to his Zeh Nation, and accused him of using his studio to run side gigs.

Manny Monie, however, said his former boss accused him of being a fraudster even after he paid him N700,000 to feature on one of his songs.

In a video Manny posted online yesterday, he said that Portable refused to respond to the petition after three months which is what necessitated the attempt to arrest him forcefully.

However, Portable has now come out to say that the fact he attacked his ex-apprentice is not enough reason for him to be assaulted. He spoke with a calm voice and sought leniency while accusing the Ogun state police officers of being hypocrites.

This comes after the Force Headquarters said Portable may be sent to jail for alleged unruly conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and incitement of violence against the officers.

Watch video of Portable speaking below:

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Following the incident, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Wednesday, March 29 in a statement titled “Portable’s conduct unruly, punishable under the law”, said the police officers in the viral video were only carrying out their legal duty.

He explained that police authorities will take necessary action to investigate and prosecute Portable if he is found guilty of any criminal offence.

The statement 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 offence. 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.”