Two persons have been arrested in connection with the display of pornographic content on an electronic billboard located in the Garrison axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday.
Briefing newsmen, the acting Managing Director, Rivers State Signage and Advertisement Agency, RISAA, Tony Okeah, said those arrested were believed to be working for the firm that owns the billboard warning that the agency would not fold its arms and allow advertisers to de-market the state with indecent contents.
The RISAA boss described the video as a nuisance and cautioned that advertisers must follow stipulated guidelines in their activities.
He said, “It is a public nuisance, it would have affected the thinking of people or children, male and female and that cannot be tolerated.
“It is a big blow to the company that owns the billboard structure because we shut down the equipment and now the investigation is ongoing. The two persons who have been arrested are at the Olu Obadanjo Police Station.”
Sources say some persons believed to be working for the company that owns the gigantic electronic billboard located beside the Rebisi flyover had inserted the wrong video clip, resulting in a public outcry.