The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has vowed to make a scapegoat out of popular singer, Tekno, to serve as deterrent to others promoting nudity in public space.
The Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe, had made this known on Sunday in a statement released in reaction to the making of Tekno’s controversial music video where naked women were seen dancing in a transparent truck on the streets of Lagos.
The artiste, in the four-minute video, was seen throwing money perceived to be dollars at the nude women.
He said: “We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct.
“The same person who was granted bail on health ground went ahead to release the controversial video.
“We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct which is not part of our culture.
“No single person is bigger than Nigeria; whether he likes it or not, we are going to use him as scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality.”
Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, states that any person, who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public, commits an offence and is liable upon conviction to three years imprisonment.
The Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency has since suspended the advertising agency whose display truck was used in shooting the video.