Nigerian musician Omah Lay arrested in Uganda for breaking COVID protocols; fans call for his release

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Nigerian musician Omah Lay arrested in Uganda for breaking COVID protocols; fans cal for his elease

The Ugandan Police has confirmed the arrest of Nigerian musician Omah Lay and has said he will remain in police custody till Wednesday.

A tweet from the authorities of the East African country says that Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awoniyi have been arraigned for court and charged with “negligently doing acts wey fit spread infectious diseases”.

This was later confirmed by the musician, who in a tweet minutes later said: “I dey for cuffs for Uganda right now with Tems”

Omah Lay later came back to say he is being denied access to justice and conveyed his reservations with the treatment in a series of tweets.

Omah Lay appeared in court on Monday contrary to the intervention by the Nigerian government to have him released since he claims he did nothing wrong. The only reason that has been given is that the Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda has sanctioned the case file.

Omah Lay fans and fellow celebrities and concerned citizens of Nigerians have been calling for his immediate releases with the hashtags: #FreeOmahLay & #Freetems on Twitter.

 

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