The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered an investigation into the comments by controversial artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, that he founded a cult group.
Portable had, in a viral video, boasted to have formed One million Boys cult group.
The cult group caused unrest in parts of Lagos and Ogun States.
In the eight seconds video, Portable claimed he founded the group
“Listen to me well, have you heard about Ajah Boys and One Million Boys? I am their founder. Go and ask Sammy Larry,” the controversial singer said.
Meanwhile, the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Monday, said the IGP had ordered the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to investigate his claim.
The statement read, “Sequel to the trending video of one Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable where he claimed to have formed the One-Million Boys cult group terrorising some parts of Lagos State, the IGP has ordered CP Lagos to investigate the indicting statement and take necessary legal action.
“This directive is premised on the continuous efforts of the Nigeria Police Force to fish out pillars and sponsors of cult groups in order to decimate their activities and restore sanity to our society.”
The PUNCH had reported how the Ogun State Police Command had on June 20, 2022, threatened to declare the singer wanted after 48 hours if he failed to report himself for organizing some youths to beat up his estranged friend identified as DJ Chicken.
Show promoter, Sam Larry distances himself from Portable’s claims after the singer mentioned his name while declaring he founded ‘One million boys, Ajah boys’
Show promoter, Sam Larry has distanced himself from singer Portable’s shocking claims that he is aware Portable founded ‘One million boys and Ajah boys.’
Earlier today, the singer went online to brag about being the founder of ‘One Million Boys and Ajah Boys,’ which many perceived were gangs that terrorised residents of different areas of Lagos.
In a now-deleted video, the singer said in Yoruba, “Open your ears and hear me, you’ve heard about Ajah Boys, One Million Boys, I’m their founder.”
He also added that socialites, Samlarry Eletu and Abu Abel knew him back in the day.
Shortly after the video went viral, Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, ordered an investigation into the claims made by Portable, that he formed the “notorious cult group, One-Million Boys.”
Also reacting to the news, Samlarry bitterly distanced himself from Portable’s statement and issued a serious warning to the singer. He also shared recordings from their phone conversaton as well screenshots of a chat with Portable, who apologized and stated that he made the video just to catch “cruise.”
Portable has since clarified his statement, claiming that the ‘One Million Boys’ he referred to in his viral video are his fans and not the notorious cult groups that has terrorised some parts of Lagos state.