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Police turn deaf ears to Tekno’s apology, arrest him over indecent advert

The Lagos State Police have arrested popular musician, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno for breaching public decency by displaying half-naked girls in traffic,

It was gathered that he was arrested on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, and was undergoing questioning at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.

Tekno had sometime last week partook in a mobile advertisement that displayed half nude 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 scantily dressed girls with money as they danced.

Following the public outcry it generated, the state government reacted swiftly suspended condemned the indecent and suspended the licence of the Advert agency, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited.

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

Confirming the arrest, the state Police Spokesman, Bala Elkana, a deputy superintendent of police, said he was invited for questioning.

He said: “The command has arrested Tekno and the 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 was against the criminal code and if after investigation those involved were found guilty, they would be charged to court.

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