Motorists and pedestrians on the Garrison Flyover in Port Harcourt were shocked to see a 60-second s*xtape playing on an electronic billboard mounted along the road on Friday morning.
E-Motion Communications Nigeria Limited erected the billboard.
The billboard’s sēxual assault on motorists and pedestrians drew the attention of the state government.
The billboard was taken down by the Rivers State Signage and Advertisement Agency (RISAA), which also arrested two officials from the company that owned it.
According to Kingston Ekwere, a motorist who witnessed the pornography, it caused traffic congestion around the flyover.
“I was waiting for it to get to my turn to load my car by the Garrison flyover when I saw people looking at the billboard passionately and laughing,” he said.
“I immediately look in the direction of attention, and lo and behold, there was a s*x tape display.”
“The entire flyover was a hive of activity as everyone, including motorists and workers, had to come to a halt to watch the film, which was widely panned but enjoyed by some youths.”
In a statement released on Friday, RISAA stated that it is not taking the matter lightly.
Hon. Anthony Okemah, the agency’s Managing Director, is expected to hold a press conference today to discuss “the unprofessional display of a video by an outdoor practitioner on their LED billboard at Garrison,” according to the agency.
“Let it be known that RISAA is not responsible for the regulation of contents on billboards, as this is solely the responsibility of APCON,” the agency stated. In Rivers State, RISAA is required by law to [register] billboard structures.