Omah Lay and Tems, two fast-rising Nigerian singers, have been remanded in the custody of the Uganda Police Force (UPF) till December 16.


This was after they were charged to court for flouting the protocols put in place by the country’s government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

TheCable Lifestyle had reported how Omah Lay was arrested alongside his music associates over his involvement in an unauthorised concert that was held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.

In a statement on Monday, the Ugandan police said its previous plans to release the suspects on bail were suspended after their casefile was sanctioned by the office of the director of public prosecutions (DPP).


It added that Omah Lay and Tems were charged to court in Makindye, Kampala along with four other Ugandans.

According to the UPF, the suspects will be remanded in custody until December 16, 2020.

“The Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been charged to court in Makindye,” the statement read.


“…on charges of Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act.


“The earlier plans of releasing them on police bond were suspended after their casefile was sanctioned by the Office of the DPP. They were jointly charged with four other Ugandans. All remanded till Wednesday 16.12.2020.”

The ‘What Have We Done‘ singer had earlier taken to his Twitter page to reassure fans of his safety.

“Yeah, I’m with the Ugandan police, something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine. Omah. Oluwa na him comfort me,” Omah Lay had written.


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