Omah Lay, a fast-rising Nigerian singer, has confirmed that the police in Uganda arrested him for violating COVID-19 guidelines in the country.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how the gifted songwriter was arrested and detained over an unauthorised concert held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.
The music star was apprehended alongside Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held, and Prim Kasana, an event manager who contracted him to sing.
In a post on his social media page on Sunday night, the ‘What Have We Done‘ singer said his arrest was connected to the concert he featured in.
Yes I’m with the Ugandan police… something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine…
— Omah Lay (@Omah_Lay) December 13, 2020Advertisement
He, however, doused the tension generated by the development in some quarters, assuring that everything would be fine.
“Yes, I’m with the Ugandan police… something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine… Omah. Oluwa na him comfort me,” he wrote.
The police had in a statement accused the organisers of the concert of disguising that the event was simply a lunch and dinner show only to invite artistes to perform later at night.
Tems among those arrested in Uganda
Tems, another fast-rising singer, was also listed among the nine persons arrested and detained in Uganda by the same police department in connection to the unauthorised concert that held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala Capital City.
“Those arrested include Nigerian artiste Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, artiste Temilade Openyi alias Tems, Muyiwa Awomiyi (Temilade’s manager), Benjamin Kabura (organiser), Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held, and Prim Kasana, the event manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing,” the police said in another statement.
“Others are police officers L/AIP Fabiano Juma, No.51328 PC John Bosco Ocaba and No.67898 PC Paul Odongo.
“All suspects are being held on offence of doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is Corona virus.
“It is also alleged that the suspects and others still at large held a concert in violation of the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.”
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