Portable Granted Bail After Night in Police Cell Over โ‚ฆ14m Debt, Breaks Silence ๐ŸŽŠ The Scoper Media

The Lagos State Police Command has freed renowned street artist, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, following a night spent in police detention.

Portable was apprehended on Tuesday in Lagosโ€™ Abule Egba vicinity for purportedly defaulting on the balance payment for a G-Wagon vehicle he had purchased from an auto dealer.

Reports suggest that although the โ€˜Zazoo Zehโ€™ maestro acquired the vehicle valued at โ‚ฆ27 million, he only disbursed โ‚ฆ13 million, leaving a โ‚ฆ14 million outstanding balance.

In footage that went viral, Portable was observed scaling a gate as law enforcement officers approached him with an arrest warrant.

Subsequently, another video emerged depicting him being restrained, handcuffed, and conveyed by approximately four policemen into a waiting vehicle.

During the altercation, a female voice, purportedly that of the car dealer, was heard in the background, issuing profanities and recounting Portableโ€™s alleged threats when confronted about settling the debt.

The Police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed that Portable was released on bail on Wednesday after spending Tuesday night in police custody.

He further disclosed that both Portable and the car dealer are expected to reconvene at a later date.

โ€œHe (Portable) has been released; he was granted bail on Wednesday to come back with the complainant later,โ€ Hundeyin stated, stressing that โ€œthe outcome of that meeting will determine our next line of action.โ€

In April 2023, Portable was detained by the police in Ogun State and arraigned on five charges related to alleged assault and theft at the Ifo Magistrate Court, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Subsequently, he was held at the Ilaro Correctional Centre before being released upon meeting bail conditions.