Nigerian artiste, Tekno may be in trouble with the Lagos State government over a video that went viral over the weekend.
A transparent truck was seen along the Lekki area of Lagos State, filled with model scantilly dressed, dancing around a pole.
At first, rumours claimed it was an advertising agency trying to promote some product or service, but singer, Tekno has come out to take responsibility for the situation.
Tekno claimed that the footage is a scene from his unreleased music video titled ‘Agege’, in which he featured Zlatan Ibile.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command says it has commenced an investigation into a viral video of semi-nude women dancing seductively in a display truck around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.
They also called for the prosecution of all those involved.
However, Tekno, who debunked the claim that he was dancing with semi-clad ladies on his official Instagram account on Sunday, stated that the van was used to convey his crew to a location for a shoot.
He wrote, “I will like to clear the air about the situation of videos going around of girls in a truck dancing around Lekki or Victoria Island.
“First of all, there was no reason for us to be dancing in a truck around Lekki. There was no music and no ventilation in the truck. We were shooting a music video and we had a shortage of vehicles to convey people to the next location, because some of the cars broke down in between the shoot. We divided ourselves into various vehicles because we had been shooting all day and having fun, and we then moved to the next location.
“However, this was about 12am. This was no form of an advert for a strip club or dancing naked on the streets for any type of reason. In addition, we respect the decency of Lagos and as much as we are entertainers, we are always mindful of what we have and don’t jeopardise it. That’s why we enjoy shooting our videos in Lagos as we all know that it’s the centre of excellence and also the centre of entertainment.
“We sincerely apologise if some people saw this and felt offended by the scenery they saw, it was never intended.”
However, the Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, disclosed to Punch that the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department had launched an investigation into the incident.
He stated, “The SCID has been directed to investigate the matter and it has commenced an investigation into this, because it is not acceptable and it is against the law of the land.
“There are laid down procedures for advertisement and the government agency responsible has reacted to that; also, it is against our criminal code and if after investigation those involved are found guilty, they will be charged to court.”
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency also faulted the claim of an advertising firm, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited, that it had sold the truck used in conveying the semi-nude ladies.
The Lagos State Government has since suspended the advertising firm, but in a swift reaction, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited claimed that it sold the vehicle to a third party.