On Sunday, the news went viral that a Nigerian artiste Stanley Omah Didia known as Omah Lay had been arrested in Uganda alongside fellow rising star Temilade Openiyi known as Tems.
They were picked up by Katwe Police in Uganda after performing at a concert in the country.
Omah Lay and Tems performed at an event tagged The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda.
According to one of Ugandan news outlet, the organizers of the event lied about the show being a lunch and dinner event but later on, at night started inviting artistes to perform.
The concert took place on Saturday after the singer and organizers were warned from performing at the concert.
Omah Lay and the others are being held at Katwe police station and are charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease Covid-19.”
Confirming the arrest, Luk Owoyesigyire, the Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Police in a statement released on Twitter, wrote:
“Nigerian Artist Omah lay has been arrested by Katwe police , the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana are also in custody. More details to follow. Temilade Openiyi Aka Ms Tems (Artist) also arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi.”
Taking to his own Twitter page to confirm the arrest, Omah Lay assured his fans that things would be sorted out soon. The 23-year-old wrote;
“Yes I’m with the Ugandan police… something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine…”
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