Nigerian govt vows to punish musician Tekno: “his action is a threat to national security”
The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it will sanction a Nigerian Musician, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as “Tekno”, and use him as a scapegoat to teach others a lesson.
Its Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe, made this assertion while reacting to the controversial music video in which Techno paraded nude dancers.
“No single person is bigger than Nigeria.
“We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle,” Mr Runsewe said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a four-minute video showing semi-nude women dancing in a transparent outdoor display truck in Lagos has been causing an uproar on social media since August 2.
The truck showed the women dancing on a stripper pole, wearing only brassieres and underpants.
It was seen around the Toll Gate Plaza on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Tekno, in the video, was seen throwing money perceived to be dollars at the young nude women.
Mr Runsewe, in a statement by his media aide, Frank Meke, described the offensive video as disgusting with scenes of four nude women dancing in a moving van on Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The director-general expressed disappointment that in spite of the ongoing investigations into the anomalies, Tekno still went ahead to release the video to the public.
“NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria,” Mr Runsewe said.
The director-general said that security agencies would be directed to place Tekno on watch list, adding, “his conduct is a threat to national security”.
“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 United Kingdom, U.S, 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.
Nnaemeka legheyereuwanya iloelunachi reporting for Obinwannem world news.