DJ arrested for posing as hip-hop singer portable
Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested an Ekiti state-based Disc Jockey, Famotemi Toluwani Timothy for allegedly impersonating a hip-hop singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as “Portable.”
He was arrested on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Timothy allegedly opened an Instagram account with the name “Zazoo Omolalomi Portable” where he claimed to be the singer.
Investigations showed that the suspect met one of his victims, Adebayo Adedimeji Lukman, who was running a Club in Offa, Kwara State, on social media. He introduced himself as “Portable” and bargained to perform at the Club for N1 million.
The suspect requested that 80 per cent of the money be paid before the event, and Adebayo reportedly paid the sum of N790,000 into a bank account number provided by the suspect.
However, the self-styled artiste, “Portable” did not show up at the event, which was held on February 18, 2022, and eventually blocked all means of communication with the suspect. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis