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Nigerian rapper Portable charged with assault

By Primenewsghana
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Popular Nigerian musician Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, was on Monday arraigned in a court in south-western Ogun state on six counts of assault-related charges, which he denied.

After spending the weekend in police detention, the "Zazoo Zeh" singer has now been granted bail.

Reports say the rapper and singer resisted arrest and insulted officers who went to detain him last week.

He later handed himself over to police, in a scene which was captured in a viral video last week.

A police spokesperson told BBC Pidgin they had invited the musician to speak with them more than five times, none of which he complied with.

It is not entirely clear what police initially wanted to interview him about, however last week, police officer Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, tweeted that Portable faced a petition against him over the alleged assault of a man.