Tuesday, 14 July 2015
NDLEA sets up panel over Davido’s ‘Fans Mi’ Video
The agency is said to have set up a panel to look into the video and take appropriate actions which might include inviting Davido over for questioning. According to a report by Punch, the Director of Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju has spoken on the matter, hinting of a possible action by the agency.
‘I am aware that a panel is working on it (the video). The panel was set up soon after the video was released few weeks ago. When our attention was drawn to it, we viewed it and we discovered that it was improper. There is no moral lesson in it and he was just advertising drug trafficking.
‘In the video, he exchanged a brief case supposedly containing narcotics for dollars. He was displaying affluence in the video. If it (the plot) had climaxed in an arrest and possible detention, we would have congratulated him for partnering with us.
‘But the way he portrayed drug trafficking in the video was a means to an end, which the end is a life of affluence which we disagree with. We are looking at the issue holistically. We believe that there should be a body that was supposed to censor videos before they go out.’
The NDLEA spokesperson said looking at the different angles of the visuals will spur whatever decision the agency will take on the matter.
‘Those are the things we want to investigate and verify. Was the video submitted for approval? If it was submitted, why was it approved, with such content?’