Diana crooner, Augustine Kelechi also known as Tekno, has found himself in serious trouble after he was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for breaching public decency by conveying half naked girls in Lekki traffic a few days.
Tekno was arrested alongside his video producer, Lawal Tijani by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, where they were questioned for several hours before he was granted administrative bail on health grounds.
Tekno had, last week, conveyed the scantily dressed 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 girls with money as they danced.
Following a public outcry occasioned by the offensive video, the state government reacted swiftly and condemned the move just as Tekno promptly issued an apology.
In his defence, Tekno said he merely used the truck to convey his crew to a location for a shoot which was not intended to breach public decency.
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 Zlatan Ibile. It was also gathered that the owner of the display truck is also in police custody just as the advertising firm who owned the truck, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited was suspended by the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA).
Confirming the arrest of the popular musician, the state police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said he was invited for questioning.
“The command 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 (SCIID), Panti.”
The police said such acts of public indecency is against the criminal code and if, after investigations, those involved are found guilty, they would be charged to court.