Musician Portable arrested after attempting to escape over unpaid G-Wagon debt

Portable could be seen scaling the gate of a compound with uncommon ease when the Police told him he was under arrest

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Musician Portable arrested after attempting to escape over unpaid G-Wagon debt
Portable posing with the G-Wagon

The Police Command in Lagos State has confirmed the arrest of a popular musician, Habeeb Okikiola a.k.a Portable, over his alleged failure to pay the balance of his G-Wagon vehicle.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday night.

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Hundeyin said that the command received a petition against the musician for failure to pay the balance money of the vehicle he purchased from a car dealer.

“Yes, Portable has been arrested. He bought G-Wagon for N27 million, paid N13 million and refused to pay the rest, claiming the vehicle was bad. We arrested him today,” Hundeyin said.

It was learnt that whenever the car dealer contacted him to pay the balance, he usually claimed that the vehicle was bad.

The car dealer consequently reported the matter to the police and policemen detailed to investigate the case arrested Portable.

In trending videos over the issue on social media, Portable could be seen scaling the gate of a compound with uncommon ease when the Police told him he was under arrest over the issue but he was chased and accosted by the Police officers who dragged him and put him inside a van even as Portable made spirited attempts to resist arrest.

The controverisl musician has had several run-ins with law enforcement but he has always come out unscathed in the past. It is unclearly how he would resolve the present issue as many observers believe it is a civil matter that should be settled by the courts.

The Police in Nigeria is however known to arrest individuals when someone writes a petition or complaint against them with allegations bordering on business transactions gone sour and fraud.