Tems to pay “Damages” as Omah Lay “Gets Layd” off to a prison in Uganda!; Photos of Nigerian singer, Omah Lay being taken to prison after his arrest have been shared online.
While Omah Lay was taken to Kitalya prison, his compatriot and colleague Tems was taken to Kigo prison. It was further learnt that they will be appearing before a Ugandan High Court on Wednesday, December 16.
They are being charged with “negligently doing acts likely to spread infectious diseases.”
As reported yesterday;
Nigerian music stars, Stanley Omah Didia aka Omah Lay and Temilade Openiyi professionally known as Tems, have been arrested in Uganda hours shortly after a concert.
The news of their arrest was made public by an assistant superintendent of police in the country identified as Owoyesigyire (@lukowoyesigyire) on social media, on Sunday, December 13.
According to the officer who doubles as a police spokesperson, the managers of the venue where the concert was held have also been nabbed by the police.
“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.”
In a different post, Owoyesigyire confirmed that Tems and her manager, Muyiwa Awomiyi, were also arrested.
See his tweets below:
Although the officer did not reveal full details about their arrests, reports on social media claim that the musicians were arrested following an outcry by Ugandan artistes who called out the police in their country allowing foreign artistes hold events while the locals are denied.
Reacting to the news of the arrest, a Ugandan citizen wrote:
“I am proud of you. I have been depressed and extremely discouraged by this event. How it went unnoticed is another thing our Intelligence services must look into. In everything we do, we must have moral decency in it. I support NRM & Mr Museveni 100% and will defend him always.”
Another citizen noted said the Nigerian singers should not have been arrested. He tweeted:
“Do not touch the artist. Arrest: 1. The promoter 2. Immigration officers who permitted him entry knowing his purpose of visit 3. Police officers who permitted personnel to provide security 4. Owner of the premises most were warned @BebeCoolUG etc and security didn’t mind.”
Also reacting to the news, some Nigerian citizens called for the release of the music superstars.
@yr_favourite_ada also called for the release of the singers. See tweet below:
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Music promoter @davidsancez256 tweeted;
Finally, @temsbaby & @Omah_Lay are taken to Kitalya prison and Tems is taken to Kigo prison, Omah Lay is taken to kitalya prison until 16 Dec 2020 and the event organisers /Promoters and they will have to appear to High Court on Wednesday.