The National Task Force on the eradication of unwholesome movies set up by the National Film and Video Censors Board has arrested six persons for distributing unwholesome movies.
A statement signed by Martins Etuechere, Head of Public Affairs of the Board said the suspects have been transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation and prosecution.
The arrests made in Lagos, may have sent out a very strong and clear message to criminal elements in the industry, Industry watchers said.
In a telephone chat with Daily Times, Etuechere said more arrests were being made by the Task Force which is still in hot pursuit of some fleeing erring distributors and that more arrests were expected to be made in the coming days, and their numbers made public.
He revealed that the Task Force which was inaugurated by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently has made tremendous impact so far.
It will be recalled that the Executive Director of the Board, Alh Adedayo Thomas, in a press conference recently, emphasised the determination of the Board to rid the movie industry of criminals.
The operations which are being conducted in conjunction with the Nigerian Police are still ongoing.