Nigerian singer, Tekno alongside four others risk being jailed for two years after publicly shooting a music video featuring semi-nude women dancing erotically in a see-through truck in Lagos recently.
A video made by an astonished woman, went viral few days ago of a see-through truck which had half-clad ladies dancing, like they were in a sorta mobile club.
News later spread that the scene was from a music video singer, Tekno was shooting.
The act is said to be in contravention of Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable to a conviction to three years imprisonment.
Section 134(a) further stipulates that an indecent act in a public place makes both parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years.
Nigerian rapper, Zlatan Ibile later confirmed on Instagram that the video titled, ‘Agege’, featured himself and Tekno.
Tekno finally speaks, after he was filmed dancing with half-naked girls on the street of Lagos
Tekno has finally reacted after a viral video of himself dancing with half naked girls assumed to be strippers on the busy road of Lekki Lagos, trended on Social media.
He has now reacted to the speculated face-off with the Lagos State Government, following the backlash the video received.It was earlier reported that the Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency (LASAA) announced that it is working on ascertaining the status of the truck with a Lagos State plate number, as no outdoor mobile advert truck is licensed to display “such crass immorality”.
Tekno who was spotted dancing with the half-naked ladies in the footage obtained around Lekki/Ikoyi Toll Gate, has however released a statement which explained his own account of the incident.
According to him, he had no reason to be dancing with the half-naked girls as there was no music or ventilation in the truck. Tekno further stated that they were shooting a music video and the footage which went viral was filmed by midnight, noting that he respects the decency in Lagos, the singer added that transparent truck incident was no form of advert for a strip club.
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Police invites Tekno for questioning for dancing with naked girls in Transparent truck
Tekno was reported to be at the Lagos state police command where he was questioned by the state police CID for dancing with half-naked ladies in a see-through truck in the Lekki area of the state.
His visit to the police station comes after videos of the singer dancing in a truck with scantily clad girls caused a stir after they surfaced online.
The state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, spoke to LIB earlier said Tekno arrived their office for questioning.
“Tekno has been invited by the State CID in respect of those strip dancers in the truck in a public place dancing inaked. So he is invited for questioning. He is in our office at the moment” He said
When asked if he will be charged to court, Bala said he does not know for now as the command is still investigating the matter.
The act of displaying nudity in public spaces contravenes Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable to a conviction to three years imprisonment.
Tekno granted administrative bail due to his health conditions
Nigerian music star, Tekno has been granted bail due to his health condition after he invited for questioning, for dancing with half-naked ladies in public.
The Lagos state police command granted music star, Tekno, administrative bail on health grounds after he was grilled for many hours for dancing with half-naked ladies in a transparent truck in the Lekki area of the state last week. LIB exclusively reported about his invitation by the police.
Tekno arrived the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Yaba, alongside the girls in the video at about midday and they were grilled by the detectives for many hours. He was later granted bail due to his health condition.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) SCIID, Mrs. Yetunde Longe, told newsmen that the singer could not be detained because of his health condition.
“Yes, we invited him for questioning, but we did not detain him because of his health. He was advised to report to the police whenever he was needed. Investigation is still ongoing.”Longe said
Tekno came under fire last week after a video showing him in a transparent truck dancing seductively with scantily dressed women along the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, surfaced online.
“We will make you a scapegoat” – FG tells Tekno
The Nigerian Federal Government has vowed to restore sanity into the social lives of its citizens and curb the debasement of humanity and pride of Nigerian women by making scapegoats of some peculiar persons.
This motion by the government is in reaction to the controversial music video by popular musician, Tekno which featured scenes of four semi-nude women dancing in a moving van on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.
The singer, in the four-minute video, was seen throwing money suspected to be dollars at the young women in the see-through truck.
The government expressed disappointment that despite ongoing investigations into the anomaly, Tekno went ahead to release the offensive video.
In the official music video for the song, ‘Agege,’ which was released on Thursday, Tekno was seen in the moving van performing to the camera with the half-clad women dancing seductively.
A statement on Sunday by the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Segun Runsewe, said Tekno would be made a scapegoat “to teach others a serious lesson.”
According to him, the NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kind of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria, while security agencies will be briefed to place Tekno on their watch list, “because his conduct is a threat to national security.”
Runsewe said he got hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians, both at home and in the Diaspora, who queried why such immorality would be allowed in the country.
“We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person, who was granted bail on health grounds has gone ahead to release the controversial video. We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct, which is not part of our culture.“No single person is bigger than Nigeria; whether he likes it or not, we are going to use him as a scapegoat to send strong signals that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.
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