Musician, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno; as well as his video producer, Lawal Tijani, are currently at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos, facing questions from the police.
The two, it was learnt, were invited by the Lagos State Police Command for the indecent act showing four half-naked strippers dancing seductively with Tekno in a display van in traffic around the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge last Friday night.
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 owner of the display truck was also believed to be in police custody.
A top source said, “It is true. Tekno, Tijani and the owner of the truck were invited and they are currently in Panti. They are not under arrest at the moment.”
When asked if the four strippers were also in custody, the source said, “The girls have not been reachable on telephone but when we can contact them, they will be invited.”
The act is said to be in contravention of Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable on conviction to three years imprisonment.
Section 134(a) further stipulates that an indecent act in a public place makes both parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years.
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency had last week suspended the licence of the firm that reportedly owns the van for promoting indecent acts.
However, the firm, Pro-Vision Media System Limited, noted that it had sold the vehicle since last year and could not bear any liability.
Tijani and Tekno had on Sunday apologised to Nigerians for the act. They both claimed that they were only conveying the unclad ladies in a display truck because the one they were using initially had suddenly developed a fault.
The producer said, “My people, I want to clear the air about a video that has been circulating on various platforms showing some ladies dancing in a truck around the Lekki area. Contrary to the speculations that have been circulating, we were shooting some scenes in an indoor location in a transparent truck in Lekki 1 for one of Tekno’s new song.
“This had nothing to do with advertisement of any sort. As part of the concept of the music video, we had a night scene in a truck and the truck was to move to the next location in Victoria Island, Lagos at about 12 midnight but our production van was faulty, so we had to convey our artist and models on the transparent truck.
“We apologise for whatever inconveniences we may have caused. We tried to take all caution in ensuring that the shoot was done professionally and our movement was made at midnight.”