On Tuesday Afternoon, chaos erupted at the bar of popular Nigerian musician, Portable, as police attempted to arrest him. Eyewitnesses reported that the police arrived at the bar searching for Portable and his team.
According to a social media post, Portable claimed that some individuals he referred to as “Yahoo Boys” had brought Mobile Police Officers (MOPOL) to carry him away. The post did not provide any additional information on the identity of these individuals or the circumstances surrounding their involvement.
Police went to Portable’s bar to arrest him and his customers and this happened…….😭😂 pic.twitter.com/Ns9hURmKb1
— Oyindamola🙄 (@dammiedammie35) March 28, 2023
The situation quickly escalated as Portable and his team reportedly resisted the police’s attempts to arrest him, leading to an altercation between the two parties. Videos shared on social media showed the scene gradually turning violent as people could be seen refusing to listen to the police officers.
It is unclear whether anyone was arrested or injured in the incident, and there has been no official statement from the police or Portable’s team.
Portable, whose real name is Moses Adeyemi, is a popular musician in the Nigerian music scene, known for his fuji-style music. He has been active in the industry for over a decade and has released several albums over the years.
This incident has sparked outrage on social media, with many people expressing their concerns over the use of excessive force by the police. Others have called for calm and urged both parties to resolve the matter peacefully.
The police have not yet released a statement regarding the incident, but the Nigerian authorities have been known to crack down on musicians and entertainers without any reason. This incident serves as a reminder of the need for a peaceful resolution and respect for the rule of law in Nigeria.