The Federal Government of Nigeria says it will sanction musician, Augustine Kelechi popularly known as Tekno for allowing some nude girls dance in a transparent truck in Lagos.
The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Olusegun Runsewe says the agency will sanction Tekno to use him as a scapegoat to teach others serious lesson.
Runsewe, who made this assertion while reacting to the controversial music video in which Techno paraded nude dancers said no single person was bigger than Nigerian law.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Frank Meke, Runsewe described the offensive video as disgusting, expressing disappointment that despite the ongoing investigation into the incident, Tekno still went ahead to release the offensive video to the public.
“NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria. Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in the United Kingdom, US, Canada and other parts of the world.
“They are querying why such anomaly could be tolerated in Nigeria. Now that he has released the shameful video when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list.
“Because, his action is a threat to national security and bad influence on Nigerian youths. We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated.
“The Federal Government will henceforth fish out such clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution,” Runsewe said.
The NCAC boss commended the Nigeria Police for arresting Tekno over the misconduct, regretting that the same person, who was granted bail on health ground still went ahead to release the nude video.
Runsewe said that Section 134 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State (2015) stipulates that an indecent act in a public place made parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years.
“Section 136, however, states that any person who committee any act of gross indecency with another person in public, committed an offence and is liable upon conviction to three years imprisonment,” he added.
The four-minute video showing half-clad women dancing in a transparent outdoor display truck in Lagos has been causing an uproar on social media since August.
The video shows the women dancing on a stripper pole, wearing only brassieres and underpants around the Toll Gate Plaza on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. In the video, Tekno is seen throwing money perceived to be dollars at the nude women.