A video showing semi-nude women dancing in a transparent outdoor display truck in Lagos has caused an uproar on social media.
The truck, with number plate Plate APP 713 XL, showed the women dancing on a stripper pole wearing only bra and pant.
The truck was seen around the Toll Gate Plaza along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos on Friday night.
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency strongly condemned the act even as it threatened to take action against the owner of the truck.
In a statement by its Chief Executive Officer, Bolaji Sanusi, the agency said no truck in Lagos had been given a licence to do such.
The statement read in part, “The Government of Lagos State, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Ou, has zero-tolerance for any slightest attempt by anyone, under any guise, to debase the moral fabric of our dear state. Nobody can hide under the guise of engaging in outdoor advertising business to display obscenity that is antithetical to our cherished cultural and moral values.
“The full weight of the law, as enshrined in the agency’s extant law, will be meted on the company owning this erring outdoor mobile truck. We assure members of the public that the agency shall henceforth scrutinise activities of mobile trucks to forestall a recurrence of such an obscenity. ”
Section 134 (a) Criminal Law of Lagos state 2015, prohibits any indecent act in any public place without lawful excuse. The law holds that such a person is liable on conviction to two years imprisonment.
Similarly, Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015 provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable on conviction to three years imprisonment.
“It must be noted that section 134 which deals with offences against morality particularly section 134 (a) have it that indecent act in a public place makes both parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years”, the Act states.