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Court grants Portable bail in assault charge



Portable appeared before a magistrate court in Ifo, Ogun state

Habeeb Okikiola, a controversial Nigerian singer and entertainer known as Portable, appeared in an Ogun State Magistrate’s Court in Ifo on Monday on assault charges.

He was accused to have to assault a police officer, Inspector Hammed Moshood and was arrested by the Ifo police division on Friday after he disregarded police invitations.

Portable who was charged with assault pleaded not guilty to all charges against him and was subsequently granted bail.

The charge against Portable read, “That you Badmus Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, and others now at large on the 28″ day of March 2023 at 11:00hrs 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 Habeeb Okikiola, M. aka 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 days 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.”

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