The Police in Ogun State have asked singer Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable to report for questioning over inciting violence or risk being arrested.

The Zazu crooner was seen in a viral video asking his hangers-on to mercilessly beat up his former associate DJ Chicken.

The musician placed a hand on the shoulders of his estranged associate and accused him of sending a message to his wife advising the boys around Portable be sent away.

The singer said: “You said they don’t have glory, now tell us which of them does not have glory? Beat him mercilessly,” Portable said in Yoruba and turned his back with a directive that the assault should be videoed.

In the video, DJ Chicken could be seen being kicked and slapped by the mob as he staggered.

The video, which attracted wide condemnation, attracted the attention of the police, who described it as unruly and barbaric.

Reacting to the video, spokesman for Ogun Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the action was unbecoming of a supposed rile model.

He said: “The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media where a popular hip hop musician Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable, the Zazu crooner was seen organizing some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him.

“The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.

“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.

“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb a.k.a Portable to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.

“The flagrant display of impunity by portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.

“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person.”

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