Popular Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, has been granted bail by a magistrate court sitting in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.
This came after the singer was arraigned on Monday by the Ogun State Police Command on five counts bordering on assault.
According to reports, the accused, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was granted bail after his counsel made an application to that effect.
The presiding judge, Chief Magistrate A.S. Shoneye, in his ruling, noted that the charges were bailable and granted the musician bail with a bail bond of N300,000 and N500,000 as well as two sureties who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
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However, the judge also ordered that the defendant be transferred to the Ilaro correctional center pending the time his bail conditions are met.
It was gathered that the trial of Portable, whose music career has been on the rise in recent times, has been adjourned to April 26 for the commencement of hearing.
It would be recalled that the singer was arrested and charged to court after he was accused of assaulting a man identified as Saheed Mosadoluwa, who is said to be a staff of a hotel in the Sango area of the state.
The incident, which reportedly occurred on March 7, 2023, allegedly led to the victim sustaining severe injuries and being hospitalized for several days.
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