Paul Okoye slams FG over vow to make Tekno scapegoat
One half of the defunct pop group, Psquare(Paul Okoye) has condemned the Federal Government over vowing to make a scapegoat of Afro-pop singer , Tekno.
The singer who prefers to be called King Rudy referred to the government as “Fufu and Garri,” in an Instagram post on Monday.
“Some people are just not reasoning at all ,” he wrote.
TheNewsGuru recalls that the a defiant Tekno had released the controversial video of his single ‘Agege’ featuring rapper, Zlatan Ibile, with semi-nude women dancing in a transparent truck on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.
Clips of the visuals showing four oiled girls in lingerie dancing around a pole with Tekno throwing foreign currency at them and smacking their butts went viral on social media days back.
TheNewsGuru had earlier reported that the Federal Government had slammed the artiste for releasing the video despite ongoing investigation.
Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Segun Runsewe, said in a statement on Sunday that Tekno would be made a scapegoat “to teach others a serious lesson.”
He stated:” He stated, “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.
““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 clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”