Singer Portable Meets Bail Conditions, Regains Freedom
Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as ‘Portable,’ a controversial Nigerian singer, has been released from Ilaro Correctional Centre following the completion of his bail conditions.
The Zazu crooner was brought into the facility around 3 p.m., and was released around 6 p.m. after his bail bond was presented at the facility, according to a reliable source who spoke to newsmen.
Portable was remanded in the Correctional facility in the early hours of Monday after failing to meet bail conditions in an Ifo Magistrate Court in Ogun State’s Ifo local government area.
The singer was arraigned in court on two separate charges of stealing and assault, with charge numbers 192c/2023 and 191c/2023.
While he was arraigned on a two-count charge on case 191c/2023, Portable was arraigned on a three-count charge on 192c/ 2023.
He however pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate A.S Shoneye.
Delivering his ruling on the bail application made by his counsel, the presiding magistrate admitted the accused to bail on N300,000 with two sureties in the like sum in the case which bothered on stealing.
In the other case, which bothered assault, the court granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum.
One of the sureties in the two cases, according to the Magistrate, must be a civil servant and the other, a family member, all of whom must be residents within the jurisdiction of the court.
The court, however, ruled that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro Correctional Centre pending the fulfilment of the bail conditions.
The cases were however adjourned till the 26th of April for the commencement of trial.