The Federal Government on Sunday said it will make a scapegoat out of singer Augustine Kelechi aka Tekno, for promoting nudity in public space and “to teach others a serious lesson.”
Recall that a viral video of the hip-hop star with four Half-Nak3d ladies dancing in a moving van box shape with transparent glass on the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge in Lagos surfaced on the social media days ago with many reactions from Nigerians.
The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Segun Runsewe, who disclosed the update said:
“We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person, who was granted bail on health grounds has gone 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 a scapegoat to send strong signals that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.
“Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to the limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and other parts of the world querying why such anomalies would 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 and a bad influence on Nigerian youths.”