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Pretty Mike and the Ladies on a Leash

Reports filtered in today that Club owner, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu was arrested by Lagos Police on the orders of the Lagos State Government for “dehumanizing young girls, turning them into human puppies,” when he walked with them on a leash to a wedding party last weekend.

The Lagos State Governor’s Monitoring Team, who identified Mike as a “suspect” said on Twitter, that he “gave useful statement to the police and was released after given an undertaking to desist from dehumanizing any man/woman.”

“Nwogu admitted knowing his action was against the law, but pledged not to further indulge in such behaviour. Lagos State Government will not tolerate any anti-social behavior that attempt to dehumanize any citizen in the State. The Lagos State Government is committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens including children, women and the vulnerable.”

While Mike has tendered an apology for a “craft that meant well,” as he called it, the attention has been shifted to the law that authorised the police to arrest him.

Here it is:

This discourse is now on the relativity of ‘decency’ and ‘morality’, and the full enforcement of this law will see virtually everyone land in court/prison.

However, there is still another group that applauded the state government for taking “swift” action to prevent moral decadence.

26 Comments

  1. Prince Charming

    January 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    He looks like a pimp.

  2. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    January 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This law is vague. It certainly does not define what morality and decency is. That depends on one’s definition of morality or decency. I certainly believe, if pretty Mike decides to take the Lagos State government to court. The Lagos State government will loose this case. Let us remember, Those ladies are willing participants in the act. He has not broken any Laws of Lagos State nor the Laws of the Federal republic of Nigeria.

    • Whocares

      January 12, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      I agree with you. There are sooo many things wrong with that law. Firstly “offences against morality?” That is a headache in its own right as morality is relative. Then indecent acts? How has that been interpreted? It seems to me that they have combined offences against the person which should be a different category of irs own. Not that i support what he did as it is truly despicable, but a law of this kind is no better. Still, I will take what I can get. I’m glad the sexist pig got called out on his action, only he isn’t even sorry either.

    • anny

      January 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      You know I was just having this argument with my hubby now. It’s highly irritating how grown adults will put their neck for someone to chain, like am more disgusted with the owners of the neck than for the Mike guy.

    • Author Unknown

      January 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      The ladies should have been cited too, being that they were willing participants in the “craft” that is now deemed indecent.

    • Bee

      January 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Statutory rape, the participants are willing. Underage drinking, the participants are willing. Drug usage, participants are willing. Homosexual activities, the participants are willing. Now do you see how consent alone does not absolve one from a crime?

    • tunmi

      January 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Statutory rape
      It’s about the age of consent. This isn’t about decency.

      Underage drinking
      More like underage purchase of alcohol and tobacco (in some countries sha). Again, it’s about reaching the age that is assumed that you can make those decisions fully aware of its effect.

      Drug usage, participants are willing.
      –alcohol and caffeine are drugs. Also illegal drugs have their own specific drugs. This particular human on a leash case doesn’t.

      Homosexual activities, the participants are willing
      You are such a Nigerian. Na una amebo and pokenose with an unhealthy overabundance of religiousness day cause this one.

    • Engoz

      January 12, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      The definition of indecent is not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior or propriety. Answer truthfully, Was prettymike’s action a generally acceptable standard of behavior to the public? Majority have condemned his actions. Even you all trying to play ‘lawyer’ agree that putting a leash on someone’s neck is not an acceptable standard of behavior.

      “This discourse is now on the relativity of ‘decency’ and ‘morality’, and the full enforcement of this law will see virtually everyone land in court/prison.”

      No crime will be punished under the argument “relativity” of morality. Some argue it’s all about perspective. Well our perspective is that this is indecent and many people agree it is.

    • Lailatu

      January 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      @ Engoz & Bees,a thousand likes for comments, quite enlightening. An American SC judge once said about pornography that,” i know it when i see it”. For those defending Pretty ugly Mike’s action, y’all knew it was indecent when your saw it, it doesn’t matter if the ladies agreed to it. You just can’t argue that what he did is an acceptable social norm!

    • Bubu

      January 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      A wedding is a public place and for crying out loud where there are children, do u know what this can do to the psychology of a child. If he was not arrested he will do another one because people did not talk much when the first picture surfaced. Part of the role of Government is to maintain law and order in the society, u have to consider other citizens before u go around doing whatever u like. For the girls I hope u get to give ur lives to Christ and pray to be delivered because if u know what it means to have chains round ur neck u will not joke with such even if u are paid 1million dollars. Let’s not be carried away with temporary lust, fame and money. Remember the future and your children before u indulge in silly things.

    • Ck

      January 12, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Those first two sentences are just the first thins my mind went to on hearing this matter. It’s public indecency simple, like having sex in public etc no difference whatsoever

    • Tunde

      January 13, 2017 at 8:09 am

      It is so unfortunate you talked this way. If you don’t have any sensible thing to say why not keep quiet and watch instead of displaying your high level of illiteracy online. Let me educate you a bit. There’s a law in Lagos state against dehumanising, violence against women, Anti-social signed and passed into Lagos law by Babatunde Fashola the Ex-governor of Lagos state. If at all you are so ignorant of this, what about the social implications, children exploring the internet for knowledge. You are such a big fool.

  3. Tracey

    January 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Whether the law is vague or not what he did was not good at all and is highly unnecessary.

  4. seyi

    January 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Even if there was no law before, they should make one!! I’m tired of Nigerians faulting the government for arresting this one!! Pls move to the US and stay there if you’re that angry! Some of us desire to leave a better world for our sons and daughters and this is a wrong seed that if left unchecked will spiral into utter debasement of womanhood. I don’t care if he’s into bdsm or whatever! Leave that in your damned club!! And to think that he was quite arrogant and dismissive before the arrest! And no, the girls don’t need arrest, they need mental rehabilitation!! I rest my case!!!

    • tunmi

      January 12, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Calm down. Kí lágbègbè kí le jù, what did we carry, what did you throw.

      Every nation with laws have a difficult issue with defining indecency. I do like the speed with which they answered this question

    • waleudee

      January 13, 2017 at 1:25 am

      SAHTAP THERE! b4 i chain u. bingo

    • waleudee

      January 13, 2017 at 1:25 am

      @seyi

  5. Lolz

    January 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Sigh of relief! Thank God the govt was swift with this one or before you know it will be all over the place

  6. Moniker

    January 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Just negodu.
    Nigerians and our holier-than-thou attitude. If he gets a lawyer, he’d be apologised to. Government works only when there is a public outcry. Can we all move on now? And the girls may be somewhere feeling for their ‘boss’

  7. Ebi

    January 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    He was so bold at the wedding, see him now looking like the dog????

    • Mami

      January 12, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Puppy?????……I’m starting to love Ambode jare…

  8. Babanie

    January 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Thats why i chain the bitches up in my room

  9. Lailatu

    January 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    @ Engoz & Bees,a thousand likes for comments, quite enlightening. An American SC judge once said about pornography that,” i know it when i see it”. For those defending Pretty ugly Mike’s action, y’all knew it was indecent when your saw it, it doesn’t matter if the ladies agreed to it. You just can’t argue that what he did is an acceptable social norm!

  10. tunmi

    January 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    The problem with having these morality and indecency laws is that it is up to interpretation. We can go down the line and make clothing indecent. Anything showing cleavage, no matter how endowed you may be, can count an indecent. Men in grey sweatpants that highlight their penis, indecent. Sagging pants, indecent. Body odour, indecent.

    That last one especially

  11. waleudee

    January 13, 2017 at 1:21 am

    our hypocritical country. if he were a foreigner, nigerians would have overlooked it.

    a guy gets two desperate ladies and pays them to make a fool of themselves and its his fault all of a sudden. its like blaming prostitution on the customer and not the pu**y salesgirl.

    snoop dogg did it once at some award show and i didnt hear naija ppl making noise.

    same ish like dis happened when Nigerian videos got banned for showing gals in bras (eg may d’s vid) and our broadcasting corporation still censors ass in nigerian music videos but dey leave asses in foreign hip hop & r&b videos to be viewed by the same kids dey try to protect.

    i am gutted by dis sorta stuff making news, damn! infact f dis, i’m gonna make a porta portae (or whatever the arabs call it) video of me giving some naija babe the r.kelly. forget about dem showers, i’ma bring the storm and the harmattan.

    piss so bubbly it looks like star beer. hotter than abuja weather. And lemme see who da hell is gonna arrest me for dat.

    if a lady chooses to do anything for money then she should be prepared to be treated like the bitch she is. if u act like a queen, you’ll get treated like one.

    roll like a dog, you’ll get tossed a bone, pimping aint easy but its under control

  12. FinchleysFinest

    January 13, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Chai…… nobody on earth can satisfy you people ..

    First we blamed Ugly Mike…. You all started preaching like Pastors….. Then Lagos State Government stepped in and in few seconds…you turned from Pastors to Lawyers defining what is indecent……That was how i read on twitter that soon enough they will arrest us for indecent beards( and I asked…Nne… what is correlation here ?)

    This is Nigeria… We are Nigerians… There is a limit….. BDMS or whatever it is called is for your bedrooms guys and girls.. biko EPP the next generation coming up…..

    Why didnt Mike use his Mother… His Sister or any of his relatives??? if it is such a good craft to be displayed in public..or all you lawyers…Enough said

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