Portable arrested in Lagos over an alleged N14 million unpaid G-Wagon debt

Singer Portable was on Tuesday, May 14, arrested by the police in Lagos State over an alleged N14 million debt.

The singer, real named Habeeb Okikiola, was said to have bought a G-Wagon valued at N27 million from a car dealer in the state.

However, he reportedly paid only N13 million and has refused to pay the balance of N14 million, claiming the value was bad.

The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the singer arrest in a statement to newsmen.

Following a petition from the dealer, the police moved in and arrested the singer, who is currently in their custody.

A viral video showed the moment the singer jumped a gate and attempted to escape but was eventually caught by the police.

Police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed Portable’s arrest to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday night.

He said, “Yes, he was arrested. He refused to pay for the vehicle he bought. The car owner asked for the balance, but Portable said he was not paying because the vehicle was faulty. The car dealer asked him to return the vehicle so they could look into it, but he refused.

“He didn’t return and failed to pay, and he has been avoiding the car dealer, and that’s criminal behaviour. The vehicle is N27 million; he paid N13 million and refused to pay the remaining N14 million.”