The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a popular socialite, Mike Nwogu popularly known as Pretty Mike, on allegations of dehumanizing young women by turning them into “human puppies” by placing chains around the necks.
Nwogu, a 30-year-old a nightclub owner in Ikeja area of the state, was arrested on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by the police on the orders of the Lagos State Government after popular blogger, Linda Ikeji popularized the development by publishing on it blog.
Photos of Pretty Mike attending social events with two masked young women being led on dog leashes have gone viral leading to a public outcry. The latest is the inglorious arrival at a Lagos wedding.
Gender activists began to call for action against the bizarre anti-social behavior.
Nwogu is reportedly cooperating with investigation and had given useful statement to the police and was released after given an undertaking to desist from putting any woman or man on a leash to dehumanize them.
According to the undertaking, Nwogu admitted knowing his action was against the law, but pledged not to further indulge in such behaviour.
“I, Mike Eze Nwalie, A.K.A Pretty Mike of 21A Magodo GRA, Luma Street, do hereby undertake to stop whatever act of putting girls on a leash or any other degrading treatment to ladies and guys,” Daily Independent reports.
“I am aware that such act offends the law of the State of Lagos and if I repeat it again, there will be legal act towards me.
“I undertake to issue a letter of apology to the public effective from tomorrow on all my social media platforms.”
Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, the Lagos State attorney general and justice commissioner, said the state government will not tolerate any anti-social behavior that attempts to dehumanise any citizen in the State.
Kazeem restated the government’s determination to prosecute any individual or group of persons who violate any law of the State under any guise.
“The Lagos State government is committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens including children, women and all the vulnerable persons in the State,” Kazeem said.