Nigerian artistes Tems, Omah-Lay to be remanded In Ugandan police custody

By Chinenye Festus:-

Fast-rising Nigerian Artists known by their stage names, Oma-Lay and Ms. Tems were over the weekend arrested by the Ugandan Police Over the claims of flouting Covid-19 rules while they performed over the weekend.

The Ugandan Police force has revealed via their official Twitter handle on Monday that there are no plans of releasing the Nigerian stars as they will be Remanded in police custody till Wednesday, December 16 after their case file reached the DPP’s office.

Apart from Omah Lay and Tems who were arrested, their managers and the organizers of the event were also arrested.

Three police officers including the area officer in charge of the police station in the area were also arrested. The policemen were arrested for failing to detect the criminal acts that took place in their area of jurisdiction, the police said.

In their statement, the Ugandan police alleged that the organisers of the concert first held lunch and dinner events, but later on at night started inviting artistes to perform.

Following the outbreak of coronavirus in Uganda, the country’s Ministry of Health issued guidelines suspending concerts in order to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

There have been calls for their release on social media. Nigerian celebrities including Fireboy DML and Laycon, winner Big Brother Naija reality stars have called for their release.

what is going on? @PoliceUg why are Omah Lay and Tems being mistreated?! #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems everyone please let’s create more awareness on this, it’s no longer funny! they demanded.

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