The Nigeria Police Force has condemned the behaviour of singer Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable who was seen in a viral video acting irrationally and insulting police officers performing their legal duties at his bar.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement released on Wednesday, Daily Post reports.
According to the police, the singer hurling insults at officers on duty is a criminal act punishable under Nigerian law.
The statement read, “The Nigeria Police Force has condemned the actions of one Habeeb Okikiola popularly known by his stage name Portable, in a viral video, where he was seen exhibiting irrational behavior and hurling insults at Police Officers carrying out their legal duty, an action which is criminal and punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.
“The action of the singer in the video was unruly and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and incitement of violence against the officers who were detailed to execute a warrant of arrest on him for a series of allegations of criminal acts leveled against Mr. Portable.
“The NPF will take all necessary steps to investigate his actions and ensure that he is prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offense.
“The Police will not condone any unruly act, assault, or attack on its officers who are on lawful duty. We need to respect our law enforcement agents who perpetually take the risk of maintaining law and order and fight crimes and criminality in our society.”