Tekno granted bail few hours after arrest

Music star, Augustine Kelechi, also known as Tekno was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for breaching public decency with an outdoor advertising displaying semi-nude women.

The music star was later released due to health issues which makes it almost impossible to detain him. The singer was quizzed for several hours at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba before being granted administrative bail on health grounds.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Lagos SCIID, Mrs. Yetunde Longe, said investigation was ongoing into the matter and the singer was granted bail only because of his health.

She said: “Yes, we invited him for questioning but we did not detain him because of his health. He was advised to report to the police whenever he was needed. Investigation is still ongoing.”



Tekno came under fire last week after a mobile advertisement van displayed naked girls dancing seductively in a transparent truck along the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

Although the singer issued an apology explaining that it was not an advert but a scene in a video he was currently shooting, the Lagos State Advertisement Agency (LASAA) suspended the advertising firm, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited whose van was used.

Lagos Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said two of the girls dancing in the video were also arrested.



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