Portable – I Didn’t Kill Anyone With My Car
Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, has denied news making the rounds that he knocked an Okada rider to death with his car.
Tragedy had struck at the Iyano Ilogbo area of Ogun State when a Range Rover, believed to belong to the Nigerian singer, hit a bike rider.
According to the report, the driver of the car, who is one of Portable’s associates, was running errands when the sad event happened.
Portable’s manager, Theresa, had also confirmed the incident noting that the victim died after he was rushed to the hospital.
In Theresa’s words, “I’ll be very fast with you because I’m very busy. I was the one that sent one of his [Portable] boys to go and buy something for me.
“On their way going, maybe the bike man thought that Portable was the one driving or they wanted to collect money or whatever, but the man drove to the vehicle. That was how they hit the man.
“They called me. I left where I was with Portable. We went there. The guy that drove the car rushed the man to the hospital. I got to the hospital and transferred N25,000 to them.
“They said N20,000 was for treatment while N5,000 was for X-ray.”
She noted that when she got to the hospital, the bike rider was complaining about pains on his back, noting that his two female passengers were unhurt.
The manager continued, “When I left the hospital, I gave them another N8,000 to take a cab to where they were going to conduct the X-ray. Immediately I left there, I reported to the Divisional Police Officer and the Commissioner of Police.
“I called DPO Sango and DPO Ifo to explain what happened. After 10 minutes, they called me back from the hospital that the man had given up.
“When I got the call, I had to call the boy that was in the scenario to go to the station to report himself. He is at the station as I’m talking to you like this.”
Portable tied the knot with his lover, Feranmi on Tuesday during their child’s naming ceremony.
Reacting to questions from the press over the incident, Portable said, confirmed the incident but denied being involved in the accident.
The Zazuu crooner who spoke in a mixture of Yourba and pidgin said, “It is a lie, I didn’t hit anyone with my car. Though it was painful that the victim dies. I went to the hospital to offer help to the victim before he passed out, it was sad, may his soul rest in peace. We will reach out to the family, but I am not the one who hit the Okada rider with my car. Thank God, I believe every disappointment is a blessing.”