Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, who is better known as Portable, recently took to social media to share the harrowing experience he had with some of his close friends who had physically assaulted him and his sister. According to Portable, he had intervened in a dispute between his friends and his sister, only to be met with violence from the people he considered close to him.
In a post on his Instagram story, he shared a picture of his sister on a hospital bed and expressed his outrage over what had transpired. He wrote in Pidgin English, “Olopa ma ko everybody, see wetin Oke Osa boiz do my big sister. Akoi big problem.” (Translation: “Police will arrest everybody. See what the Oke Osa boys did to my big sister. It’s a big problem.”)
In his account of the incident, Portable revealed that he and his friends had been close for a long time, but their relationship had turned sour due to their envy of his success in the music industry.
He explained how he had helped them in the past, only for them to turn on him when they saw his sister as an easy target. He lamented that he had been severely injured in the attack, and his sister had to be hospitalized as a result.
In a later post, Portable shared that he had taken legal action against his attackers and had briefed his lawyer on the incident. The singer’s experience is a stark reminder of the dangers of getting involved in disputes with friends and the importance of seeking legal recourse in situations where violence is involved. It is also a testament to the power of social media in bringing attention to issues of violence and abuse.