Lagos - A Lagos club owner, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, popularly called Pretty Mike, who arrested on the orders of the state government for his dehumanizing acts on women, has tendered an apology to Nigerians and women in particular.
Pretty Mike who runs Club Uno, an Ikeja-based nude club, had been making the wrong news after he posted videos and photos of him walking with some ladies whom he had in dog chains and calling them his toys.
His actions caused serious anger especially with women groups and human rights activists who called on the government to put his activities in check, leading to his arrest.
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The state government hearkened to the public outcry and arrested him on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, and made him write and undertaking where he promised never to repeat the act again as well as promised to tender an apology on his social media platforms.
This is the apology he tendered on his Instagram page:
“There has been a lot of controversy over two of my outings holding some females on a leash. I apologize to all the women and the good people of Lagos State, Nigeria and the rest of the world who feel dehumanized by this craft that meant well.
I will use other platforms and format to continue to create the necessary awareness.”
Gov. Ambode arrests Pretty Mike for putting chain on girls . . 30-year-old club owner, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu popularly known as ‘Pretty Mike’, has been arrested for dehumanizing young girls by turning them into human puppies with chains round their necks. . . He was arrested on Wednesday by the police on the orders of the Lagos State Government. . . Nwogu was said to be cooperating with investigation and had given useful statement to the police and was released after signing an undertaking to desist from the act . The undertaking read in part: “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. . . 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.” . . Speaking on the matter, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem said the State Government will not tolerate any anti-social behavior that attempt to dehumanize 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.