Nigerian singer, Omah Lay has been arrested in Uganda and he’s not happy with the treatment he’s getting. Making a series of tweets while in custody, the singer said he’s been treated like a criminal and wants his immediate release now.
Omah Lay was arrested after he performed on Sunday night at a concert held at Speke Resort Munyonyo along with his manager and events manager Prim Kasana by Katwe Police.
His arrest follows a public outcry by Ugandan entertainers who complained that the Ugandan Police have allowed international artists to hold concerts while the local ones are denied.
The Tower Post had earlier speculated that the young Nigerian singer will be charged for allegedly flouting Covid19 guidelines as issued by the President and the charges could be related to doing a negligent act that could lead to the spread of a pandemic.
Fans have reacted wildly to his posts and while a lot of Nigerians and music lovers want his situation to be looked at critically, others asked him what he was doing in Uganda in the first place.
A tweet by the Ugandan Police Force revealed that Omah Lay and his team have been charged to court for engaging in acts that could lead to the spread of infectious diseases.
The Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been charged to court in Makindye on charges of Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act.
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) December 14, 2020