The High Court in Ifo, Ogun state has granted singer Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable has been granted bail today.
The singer was subsequently arraigned in court on Monday 3rd April 2023, following the report of Portable engagement with police officers at his bar, during which one of them was allegedly injured, which landed him in police custody on Friday, March 31, 2023.
It has been gathered that Portable was granted bail in the sum of N300,000 and to provide two sureties with landed properties within the court vicinity.
The charges against portable read, “That you, Badmus Habeebat Okikiola, M, A.K.A Portable, and others now at large on the 28th day of March, 2023 at 11am 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 Okikiola A.KA Portable on the same date, time, and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did resist being arrested by Inspector Hammed Moshood ‘m’, ASP Gregory Iyoha ‘m’, ASP Kunle Badmus ‘m’ after serving you with Police Invitation Letter on the 20 day 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.
Magistrate A.S Shoneye, delivering his ruling on application for bail made by his counsel, said the offences were bailable and granted him bail with bail bond of N300,000, two sureties who must reside within the jurisdiction of the honorable court.
The court, however, ruled that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro correctional centre, pending the time his bail requirements were met. As, the case was adjourned until April 26 for the commencement of trial.