The recent arrest of Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has generated significant attention online, particularly due to the manner in which the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) handled the situation. A video that has gone viral shows police operatives forcefully restraining Portable as he apparently attempted to evade arrest. This incident took place after men of the Lagos State Police Command detained the artist on charges related to an unpaid debt for a Mercedes G-Wagon.

Portable reportedly purchased the vehicle for N27 million but only paid N13 million, leaving a balance of N14 million. According to Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Portable consistently refused to pay the remaining amount, citing issues with the car’s condition as his reason for non-payment. Despite repeated attempts by the car dealer to recover the outstanding balance, Portable failed to comply, leading to his arrest.

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The video of his arrest has sparked a mix of reactions, with some criticizing the police for their handling of the situation, while others emphasize the importance of upholding financial commitments. The footage and the circumstances of Portable’s arrest underscore ongoing concerns about law enforcement practices and the responsibilities of public figures in Nigeria.


The incident serves as a reminder of the legal obligations involved in significant financial transactions and the potential consequences of failing to meet them. As the story continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how the legal proceedings will address the claims and defenses of both Portable and the car dealer.