Nigerian artistes, Omah Lay and Tems have been released from police arrest in Uganda. This was disclosed in a release order statement by the Chief Magistrate Court of Makindye at Makindye, posted by Ugandan musician, Bebe Cool.
According to the release order, the charges against Omah Lay, Tems, and her manager Muyiwa Awoniyi were dropped. The order release for Awoniyi and Omah Lay read:
“WHEREAS the Accused persons As MUYIWA AWONIYI and As STANLEY OMAH DIDIA, were charged with the offence of Neglect act likely to spread of infectious disease”
“The charges against the accused As STANLEY OMAH DIDIA and As MUYIWA AWONIYI, has been withdrawn against them Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No. 4292 dated 15 December 2020″
“This is to direct you to release As MUYIWA AWONIY1 und A- STANLEY OMAH DIDIA the said accused persons from your custody forthwith unless held on other charges.”
The release order for Tems read:
“WHEREAS the Accused person A TEMILADE OPENYI was charged with the offence of Neglect act likely to spread of infectious disease Section 171 of Penal Code Act.
“The charges against the accused A TEMILADE OPENYI has been withdrawn against them Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No, 4292 dated 1st December 2020.
“This is to direct you to release the said A. TEMILADE OPENYI from your custody forthwith unless held on other charges.”
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission confirmed their release and also revealed that the musicians would fly out to Nigerian as soon as possible. Dabiri-Erewa also put a call across to the parents of the singers to assure them of the safety of their children.
Tems and Omah Lay were arrested in Uganda by Katwe Police after performing at a concert in the country. They were arrested alongside the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana.
By: Dammy Eneli