The Lagos State government said it would prosecute the owners of the advert truck that had semi-naked women dancing on the truck with singer, Tekno, at the Lekki Toll Gate, at the weekend, under the State Signage law.
The moment was the shooting of Tekno’s music video and was greeted by outrage on social media with the Duro crooner and four others risking jail, according to Punchng.com.
In a statement the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Mobolaji Sanusi, released, the agency stated that the full weight of the state law would bear on the promoters of the video .
It reads in part: “The attention of the Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency (LASAA), has been drawn to a viral video on social media of a queer display of semi-nude women in an outdoor Mobile advertising truck around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate.
“While the agency is working on ascertaining the status of the truck with Lagos State plate number APP713XL, we wish to state, without equivocation that, no outdoor mobile advert truck within the jurisdiction of our dear state is licensed to display such crass immorality of the calibre that the owner(s) of this truck exhibited on our roads over the weekend.
“The government of Lagos State, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, has zero tolerance for any slightest attempt by anyone, under any guise, to debase the moral fabric of our dear state.
“The full weight of the law, as enshrined in the agency’s extant law, will be meted on the company owning this erring outdoor mobile truck. We assure members of the public that the agency shall henceforth scrutinize activities of mobile trucks to forestall a recurrence of such an avoidable obscenity.”
During the shooting on Friday, Tekno was sighted openly dancing with the semi-clad women and spraying them with money, hitting them in the buttocks, an act said to be in contravention of Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The law, according to Punchng.com, provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable to a conviction to three years imprisonment.