The Ugandan Police Force has released a statement revealing why Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems were arrested via its verified Facebook account.
In the statement signed by the P.R.O of the Kampala Metropolitan Police; Superintendent of Police, Patrick Onyango, the singers and their managers were arrested alongside Ugandan police officers and the organizers of the event for flouting COVID-19 guidelines..
The statement read,
Nine people have been arrested in connection to the unauthorized concert that was held last night in Ddungu Resort, Munyononyo, 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. Others are police officers L/AIP Fabiano Juma, No51328 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 Coronavirus. 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.
The Police Public Relations officers stated that the culprits’ file was being processed so that they can be charged to court.