Famous Nigerian musician, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno and his video producer, Lawal Tijani, have been arrested by the Nigerian police in Lagos for breaching public decency with strippers in Lekki. Tekno was caught dancing with strippers on a truck in Lekki. Tekno was arrested and interrogated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Yaba, Lagos for several hours before being granted administrative bail on health grounds. It was also reported that the owner of the display truck is also in police custody.
Tekno last week conveyed semi-nude girls, who were dancing seductively in a transparent glass box on a truck around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. In the truck, the musician was seen spraying the strippers with money as they danced. Following public outcry, the Lagos State Government reacted swiftly and condemned the move and ordered the police to arrest him.
In his defence, Tekno said he merely used the truck to convey his crew to a location for a music video shoot. The video clip, which had gone viral on social media, was said to be part of a scene from Tekno’s unreleased video titled “Agege” featuring musician, Zlatan Ibile.
The Lagos state police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said Tekno was invited for questioning at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Yaba, Lagos.
According to the police spokesman; “The command has arrested Tekno and two girls for conveying half naked girls at the Lekki area of Lagos. He is presently undergoing questioning at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department here in Yaba, Lagos.”
The police said such acts of public indecency is against the criminal code and if after investigation those involved are found guilty, they would be charged to court. According to the Nigerian police, Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and is liable on conviction to three years imprisonment.