The Ogun state police command has confirmed reports that its officers attempted to arrest singer Portable at his bar on Tuesday, March 28.
It was earlier reported that pandemonium broke out at singer Portable’s bar in the Sango area of Ogun State yesterday after some men of the Nigerian police force invaded the facility in an attempt to arrest him.
Videos of the incident that made the rounds on social media showed the “Zazu Zeh” crooner making a scene as he resisted arrest.
Portable, who went live on Instagram during the drama, is seen confronting the officers as he asks what he had done to warrant the arrest.
He asked the officers to show their ID cards while reiterating that he’d not committed any crime.
According to him, he makes his money only through legal means and has done nothing wrong to warrant such treatment from the Nigerian police.
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told the BBC that Portable was asked to report himself to the police on five occasions, but he refused to honor the invitation.
Abimbola disclosed that the “Zazu Zeh” star was invited for questioning after a report was lodged against him.
“We have also sent an invitation to him through his father twice for questioning after a report was lodged against him. The police approached a court to get an arrest warrant for him following his refusal to honour the invitation.
On sighting the police, Portable stripped himself naked so as to create a scene. Portable is not bigger than the law. We are going to use minimum force to arrest him,” he said.
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