Portable fails bail conditions, remains in police cell over N14m debt

Nigerian music artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable is still in custody after failure to meet the bail conditions on a N14m debt to a car dealer in Lagos State.

A source, who confirmed the development on Wednesday said when Portable was arrested on Tuesday, bail conditions were set for his release but he failed to meet the bail conditions.

“He is still in police custody as we speak. When he paid N13m for the G-Wagon that cost N27m and refused to pay the balance, the car dealer asked him to return the vehicle when his excuse was that it was bad but he also refused,” the source said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, when contacted on Wednesday, said the musician was still in the custody of the police.

Hundeyin said “he has presented no reliable surety yet so he (Portable) is still with us.”

Meanwhile, in two viral videos showing the moments policemen attempted to arrest Portable, the musician attempted to evade arrest when he fled the scene.

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The policemen, who gave him a hot chase, caught up with him and pinned him down.

Despite pinning him down, Portable was seen resisting arrest by four policemen who carried and dumped him inside a vehicle.

The video clips had been generating diverse reactions.

While some people condemned Portable for resisting arrest, some others blamed him for ridiculing his status in society by not paying the N14m balance incurred during the purchase of the vehicle.

It was reported that Portable, during the purchase of the vehicle worth N27m, paid only N13m and had refused to pay the N14m balance.

Despite several failed attempts to get him to pay the balance, the car dealer, who claimed that the musician’s excuse for not paying was that the vehicle was bad, reported to the police.

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