Breaking: Portable Meets Bail Conditions, Regains Freedom Half past 6 - The People's Voice


Monday, April 3, 2023

Breaking: Portable Meets Bail Conditions, Regains Freedom Half past 6

By Toyin Olotuyemi, Abeokuta

Habeeb Okikiola, popularly called ‘Portable’ has been released from Ilaro correctional center following the perfection of his bail conditions on Monday evening

A source at center  revealed that Portable who was brought into the facility at about 3pm was released at about few minutes past 6pm in the evening after his bail bond was presented at the facility.

The controversial singer has been remanded, in the early hours of Monday, in the correctional facility following his failure to meet up with bail conditions by an Ifo Magistrate Court, sitting in Ifo area of Ogun State.

The singer was arraigned before the Court on two different cases which bothered on stealing and assault with charge number 192c/ 2023 and 191c/2023.

While he was arraigned on a two count charge on case 191c/2023, Portable was arraigned on a  three court charge on 192c/ 2023.

He however pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate A.S Shoneye.

Delivering his ruling on application for bail made by his counsel, the presiding magistrate admitted the accused to bail on N300, 000 with two sureties in the like sum in the case which bothered on stealing.

In the other case was bothered on assault, the court granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum.

One of the sureties in the two cases, according to the magistrate, must be a civil servant and the other, a family member, all of whom must be residents within the jurisdiction of the court.

The court, however, ruled that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro Correctional Centre pending the fulfillment of the bail conditions.

The cases were however adjourned till 26th of April for the commencement of trial. 

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