Nigerian Singer, Augustine Kelechi popularly known as Tekno was arrested on Tuesday by Lagos State Police Command operatives for breaching public decency with an outdoor advertising displaying semi-nude women.
Tekno was quizzed for several hours at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba before being granted administrative bail on health grounds, The Nation reports
The singer came under fire last week after a mobile advertisement displayed scantily dressed girls dancing seductively in a transparent glass box on a truck while he sprayed money on them along the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) suspended the advertising firm, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited whose van was used. The artist had issued a public apology explaining that it was not an advert but a scene in a video he was currently shooting.
Mrs. Yetunde Longe, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Lagos SCIID, said investigation was ongoing into the matter and the singer was granted bail because of his health.
“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.”
Lagos Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said the two girls were also arrested.
“He is presently undergoing questioning at the SCIID Panti. Public indecency was against the Criminal Code and if found culpable after investigation, all those responsible will be charged to court,” said Elkana.
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