We Are Going To Use Tekno As Scapegoat — FG



There are reports that the Federal Government will not let popular musician, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno, off the hook easily following the incident of showcasing semi unclad women inside a transparent truck on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), a parastatal in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, said Tekno would be used as a scapegoat “to teach others a serious lesson.”

In a recently released video, Tekno was seen throwing money suspected to be dollars at the nude women, dancing seductively.

According to the government, it was further outraged when Tekno went ahead to release the video.

The transparent truck scene which happened to be part of the music video for his new song, Agege, was released on Thursday.

Speaking, the Director-General NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe said Tekno would be put on a watchlist, him, the NCAC was committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria, “because his conduct is a threat to national security.”

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He said, “We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person who was granted bail on health ground has gone ahead to release the nude 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 a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but a discipline which is our moral principle.

“Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to 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 watchlist because his action is a threat to national security and a bad influence on Nigerian youths.

“We are committed to exposing proponents of this kind of offensive sights and videos. We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated. The Federal Government will henceforth fish out such clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”