Omah Lay, a Nigerian singer, has taken to social media to pour out his annoyance at the government of Uganda over his arrest and continued detention.


The singer and Tems, his Nigerian colleague, were arrested alongside others over their involvement in an unauthorised concert that was held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.

In a flurry of tweets on his Twitter page on Monday, Omah Lay questioned the rationality behind his continued detention by the east-African country’s police.

The singer, who revealed that he was currently being handcuffed alongside Tems, also called out the Ugandan authorities for allegedly preventing Nigeria’s ministry of foreign affairs from intervening in the matter.


The ‘What Have We Done’ crooner alleged that he had not been given a fair hearing while accusing the Ugandan authorities of trying to “set him up.”

Omah Lay, Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi were arraigned in Uganda

Omah Lay wondered why he had been subjected to such treatment when he was not the one who organised the show.

“I’m in cuffs in Uganda right now with Tems. I’m just a singer trying to entertain, why am I being set up in Uganda?,” he asked.


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


The development comes shortly after the Ugandan police announced that the Nigerian artistes and four other suspects had been remanded in custody.

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