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BOOM! “Omah Lay’s Arrest Is Not About COVID” — Ugandan Singer Reveals Shocking Reason



A popular Ugandan singer, Bobi Wine, has opened up about the real reason, Nigerian singer, Omah Lay and Tems were arrested in Uganda.

It was earlier reported that Omah Lay and Tems were arrested in Uganda after they performed at a concert.

According to the Ugandan authorities, the singers had been arrested for flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

This was disclosed in the statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Kampala Metropolitan Police; Superintendent of Police, Patrick Onyango.

Onyango also added that three Ugandan police officers were arrested for conniving with the organisers of the event to break the law.

Onyango’s 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.”

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The statement also added that the culprits’ files were being processed so that they can be charged to court.

Onyango explained that the organizers of the event had first held lunch and dinner, but later on, at night they started inviting artistes to perform.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that they connived with area police officers, who guarded the illegal event. The arrested officers and three others still at large are also being investigated for disobeying lawful orders,” he said.

The statement explained that after the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country, the Ministry of Health issued guidelines suspending concerts attended by revellers in order to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

He added, “We condemn the acts of some selfish individuals, who are bent on violating the directives on COVID-19 with the purpose of making money while risking the lives of many Ugandans. We appeal to members of the public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.”

However, singer Bobi Wine has stated that COVID-19 is not the reason Omah Lay was arrested.

Taking to his Twitter page to join the call for Omah Lay’s release, the singer who is a presidential aspirant in Uganda stated that Omah Lay’s arrest was more about a “corrupt regime” that operates on double standards.

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Bobi Wine shared a photo from the concert wherein Omah Lay performed and other pictures showing how COVID-19 guidelines were also being violated by citizens of Uganda during a political rally and wrote, “Truth is #OmahLay’s arrest isn’t about COVID. No! It’s an act of shame by a corrupt regime that operates on double standards. He obtained a work permit & performed under police protection! Why arrest him? This as pro-Museveni artists stage street concerts unmolested! #FreeOmahLay”

See his post and pictures below;

Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye of the defunct P-Square singing group has given an update on the arrest of his colleagues, Omah Lay and Tems in Uganda,

In a post he made on Twitter, Peter better known as Mr P stated that there has been major progress with the situation and the music stars are expected to be on their way back to Nigeria soon.