A driver of popular Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, reportedly crushed a commercial motorcyclist to death on Tuesday at Iyana Ilogbo, on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.
Gatekeepers News reports that the incident happened barely 24 hours after Portable was ordered to report himself to the nearest police station in Ogun State for assaulting a young man in a viral video.
The driver, who is yet to be identified, was said to be on an errand for Portable who naming his baby in the Ota area of the state and allegedly engaged in a speed violation when the accident happened.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he eventually gave up the ghost.
Portable, in a video, said he was not the one who killed the motorcyclist with his car. “no be me use my motor jam person,” he said.
The Zazu crooner also stated that the victim had died after he left the naming of his son to see him in the hospital.
Confirming the incident, Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said it was a case of a road accident, adding that investigation will unravel what led to the unfortunate incident.
“The accident occurred at Ilogbo area in Ogun state where one of Portable’s aides hit a motorcyclist and the man did not survive as he died on his way to the hospital.
“We are not sure if the guy in question is drunk or not. We should all wait for the outcome of the investigation.
“But with this, we are resounding our 48 hour ultimatum given to the hip-pop singer, this ultimatum will elapse tomorrow, Wednesday. He will do himself well to be honourable and turn himself in for investigation.”