In Rivers State, a man was arrested for reportedly streaming pornographic material on an electronic billboard in Port Harcourt.
The billboard is supposed to be near the Garrison neighborhood, according to reports. The suspect is suspected of hacking into the local server and causing the advertisement board to show a video of people making out.
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After passersby expressed their dissatisfaction with the situation, the billboard’s owners, E-motion, were obliged to shut it down.
Read the statement of the company below:
“It has come to our attention that an unauthorized break-in happened at one of our sites in Rivers State, where an individual (name withheld) gained unlawful access to our site and local server. The individual then caused an obscene material to be uploaded to an external display device.
“Our remote monitoring team was immediately alerted to this incident and the LED board was turned off. The culprit has since been apprehended by the police and taken into custody for questioning.”
“As a socially responsible company, we are working with law enforcement agencies to ensure that the law takes its full course in prosecuting this heinous and distasteful act that goes against all manner of public decorum.”
“Finally and most importantly, we apologize for this distasteful incident and assure the public that we are currently putting additional measures in place across our sites to prevent a reoccurrence.”