Popular Nigerian artiste, Omah Lay has been arrested by Ugandan Police in Kampala, for reportedly holding a concert and flouting covid-19 guidelines. The singer was arrested after his performance on Saturday night.
According to the Ugandan news outlet, The Independent, the organizers of the event disguised the show as a lunch and dinner event but later on, at night started inviting artists to perform.
The Independent added that Omah Lay and the others were held at Katwe police station and are being charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease Covid-19.”
Apparently, according to the news outlet, the Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, suspended music concerts, and that directive still stands.
His arrest was confirmed by Luk Owoyesigyire, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson of the Kampala Metropolitan Police.
He also confirmed that Dungu Ivan, the manager of the venue where Omah Lay performed, and Prim Kasana, the event manager were arrested alongside the artiste. Tems was also allegedly arrested alongside her manager Muyiwa.
According to Nigerian music & entertainment consultant, Bizzle Osikoya, Omah Lay has been released but that is all we know so far.
By: Dammy Eneli