Portable: When Former Arsenal and Real Madrid Striker Called Nigerian Singer a Troublemaker, Video

Portable: When Former Arsenal and Real Madrid Striker Called Nigerian Singer a Troublemaker, Video

Robert Abong'o
updated at May 15, 2024 at 5:11 PM
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  • Popular Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola 'Portable', is in trouble again
  • The hitmaker was arrested for allegedly refusing to pay a car debt in Lagos
  • He once visited former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker, Emmanuel Adebayor

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Popular Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, widely known by his stage name Portable, has found himself at the centre of another controversy.

The entertainer, known for his penchant for making headlines, was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday, May 14, for allegedly refusing to pay the outstanding balance on a G-Wagon vehicle he had purchased.

According to reports, Portable had bought a G-Wagon worth 27 million naira but had only paid 13 million naira, claiming the car was faulty.

Popular Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, 'Portable', was arrested for refusing to pay a car loan. Photo: @portablebaeby.
Popular Nigerian singer, Portable' is trending again for controversial reasons. Photo: @portablebaeby.
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The car dealer, unable to recover the remaining 14 million naira, eventually reported the case to the police. As per ICIR Nigeria, police apprehended the singer after a 72-hour ultimatum to turn himself in, the

The arrest was not without its dramatic moments. A video showed Portable attempting to jump a gate to avoid being detained. Another footage captured the singer being carried by the officers after he tried to flee, with Portable twirling his body in a seemingly desperate attempt to evade capture.

This incident follows Portable's previous controversies, which have earned him a reputation as a "troublemaker" in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Portable meets Emmanuel Adebayor

However, the singer has also gained popularity for his unique musical style and collaborations with prominent figures, such as his recent encounter with former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker, Emmanuel Adebayor.

As reported by Legit Nigeria, during his meeting with Adebayor, Portable highlighted his "grace" that has been working with him from Nigeria and even got the footballer to participate in his signature "kala" shoulder-raising move.

Adebayor tips Man City to beat Arsenal in EPL race

Sports Brief reported that Adebayor weighed in on the Premier League title race, favouring Manchester City's chances over Arsenal's bid for glory.

Despite the Gunner's recent 3-2 victory against Man United, he remains cautious about their prospects, suggesting they may falter in the remaining match.

The former Spurs striker also expressed uncertainty regarding the Londoners' ability to secure full points in their upcoming games.

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