Street-pop sensation, Okiki Habeeh popular know as Portable, has previewed a new single after his release from Police custody.
Portable was arrested on the evening of Friday, March 31, 2023, after the expiration of the 72 hour-ultimatum given to him to honour the police invitation. This followed an incident captured in a video that has gone viral where the singer was seen fending off police officers deployed to effect his arrest at a recreational centre he owns in Ogun State.
In the video, Portable rained curses on the officers, who he claimed had no justification for storming his business centre without a prior invitation.
The arrest was inspired by the petition by his former signee Manny Monie who claimed Portable invaded his studio and destroyed his recording equipment while also assaulting him.
The singer was arraigned in court yesterday, April 3, 2023, on a six-count charge bordering on assault and theft of someone’s musical equipment. He was granted bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in the same amount. The court ruled that both sureties must have landed properties near the court.
The judge ruled that Portable is to remain at the Ilaro Correctional Centre until he meets the bail condition and adjourned the case to April 26.
Following his release, Portable has taken to his Instagram page on April 5, 2023 to preview a new song that highlights his encounter with the law.
In the video captioned ‘Federal Government Liabiality,’ the singer stated that he wasn’t a prisoner while also expressing the power of the law enforcement agencies he claims are second only to God.
Portable’s new single follows the path of Naira Marley who famously released his hit single ‘Soapy’ after his short stay in Kirikiri Prison.