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‘Why is Uganda Not Letting Nigeria Step Into This’? — Nigerian Singer, Omah Lay Questions As Ugandan Police Arraign Him And Tems For ‘Flouting’ COVID-19 Guidelines

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Why is Uganda Not Letting @Nigeria Step Into This? — Nigerian Singer, Omah Lay Questions As Ugandan Police Arraign Him And Tems For ‘Flouting’ COVID-19 Guidelines

The Police in East African nation, Uganda, have arraigned two Nigerian artistes, Stanley Omah Didia, better known as Omah Lay and Temilade Openiyi, better known, as Tems.

They were arrested shortly after their performance on Saturday night at The Big Brunch, a concert that held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, the country’s capital.

Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, confirmed their arrest on Twitter on Sunday.

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The Ugandan Police said the musicians were charged with committing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease COVID-19.”

Omah Lay in Uganda court

The Police also condemned the acts of the Nigerians who they described as selfish individuals “bent on violating the directives on COVID-19 with the purpose of making money while risking the lives of many Ugandans.”

On Monday, Omah Lay and Tems were taken to court and put in handcuffs.

Omah Lay handcuffed in court (Photo: Urban Television)

Omah Lay took to his twitter handle, alleging that Ugandan authorities have been blocking efforts by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to secure their release.

In separate tweets, he also alleged that he was not being given fair hearing, speculating that “something bigger” is at play.

“I’m in cuffs in Uganda right now with Tems,” the ‘Bad Influence’ crooner said in a tweet.


“I didn’t organize a show, I came on stage and saw teeming fans and sang to them…


“I’m just a singer trying to entertain, why am I being set up in Uganda?


“Why am I being detained? Why am I not been given a right to a fair hearing?

“Why is Uganda not letting @NigeriaMFA step into this? They have been trying to secure our release to no avail.


“Is there something bigger at play in Uganda? Why do I have to take the fall for it???”

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Uganda, the country’s Ministry of Health issued guidelines suspending concerts attended by revellers in order to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The guidelines still stand.

 

Why is Uganda Not Letting @Nigeria Step Into This? — Nigerian Singer, Omah Lay Questions As Ugandan Police Arraign Him And Tems For ‘Flouting’ COVID-19 Guidelines

 


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