Popular musician, Augustine Kelechi , otherwise known as Tekno , as well as four others risk being jailed for two years for publicly shooting a music video depicting semi – nude women dancing seductively in a display truck in traffic around the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos.
Tekno was seen dancing with the semi – clad women on Friday and spraying them with money, hitting them in the buttocks, an act which many Nigerians described as obscene .
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 .
Attempts to get a reaction from Tekno proved abortive as his Manager , Olayinka Onibudo , neither responded to calls nor a text message on Saturday.
However , artiste , Raphael Omoniyi , popularly known as Zlatan Ibile , confirmed on Instagram that the video titled, ‘ Agege ’ , featured himself and Tekno .
Meanwhile , the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency has announced the suspension of the advertising agency whose display truck was used in shooting the video .
In the statement which was signed by its Chief Executive Officer , Mobolaji Sanusi , the agency said the suspension of Provision Media System Limited would subsist until the completion of investigation .
The statement read in part , “The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency has suspended , pending final investigation , the practicing licence of an advertising firm , Provision Media System Limited , over indecent advertisement around the Lekki /Ikoyi toll gate . ”
LASAA said the unregistered mobile advertising truck which had no valid registration for the current year 2019 was “ illegally deployed in engaging in abysmally debasing projection of semi – nude women for several hours around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate .
The agency said a check on its records for the current year 2019 confirmed that the truck , with Lagos State number plate APP713 XL , was not registered with the agency for the deplorable purpose for which it was deployed by the company on Saturday.
“ We wish to state , without equivocation, that no outdoor mobile advert truck within the jurisdiction of our dear state is licensed to display such crass immorality of the calibre that the owner ( s ) of this unregistered truck exhibited on our roads over the weekend, ” the agency said .
It added that the full weight of the law , as enshrined in the agency ’ s extant law , would be meted out to the company owning this erring outdoor mobile truck after due investigations must have been concluded .
However , the management of Pro -Vision Media Systems Limited , denied ownership of the truck .
It said in a statement that the truck had been sold to a third party since October 2018 .
The statement read in part, “ Pro -Vision wishes to inform the general public that the company did not partake in and was not responsible for the open display by semi – nude women on a public road in Lekki , Lagos as reported in the social media .
“ Although the truck with vehicle registration number APP 713 XL which conveyed the semi – nude women is registered in the name of Pro – Vision, the company had sold the said truck since October , 2018 and transferred ownership and possession of the truck to the buyer who represented that the truck was to be used for haulage . ”