Fast rising Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has been involved in a tragedy as one of his aides has accidentally hit a bike rider with the singer’s Range Rover, at Iyano Ilogbo in Ogun State.
The driver of the car, who is one of Portable’s associates, was said to be running errands when the sad event happened.
Portable’s manager, who confirmed the incident, said the victim, sadly, died after he was rushed to the hospital.
His manager, named Theresa, said she was the one who sent the driver on an errand at the time the sad event occured.
She narrated: “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 had just welcomed a child with his lover, Feranmi. The baby who is a week old was billed to be named during a naming ceremony held yesterday, 21st July, 2022, during which Portable also wedded his baby mama.
Story: Ene Ken-Yawe