Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems have been detained in Uganda for flouting COVID-19 rules. The pair were arrested after their concerts at The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda.
Their arrests were confirmed by the Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luk Owoyesigyire, Kampala Metropolitan Police.
It was discovered that the organizers of the event concealed the show as a lunch and dinner event but later on, at night they started inviting artists to perform.
The police spokesperson stated via his Twitter account that Dungu Ivan, the manager of the venue where they performed and Prim Kasana, the event manager were arrested alongside the artistes.
“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 been arrested with her manager, Muyiwa Awomiyi,” The police chief tweeted.
Omah Lay, Tems and the others were held by the police and are being charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, Covid-19.”
They also stated that the suspects are being charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease Covid-19”.
The Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, suspended music concerts and that directive still stands.