Fast-rising Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems have been arrested in Uganda for flouting COVID-19 guidelines.
They were arrested after their performances at The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda.
The singers’ arrests were confirmed by the Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luk Owoyesigyire, Kampala Metropolitan Police.
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.
The police boss tweeted, “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.”
It was gathered that the organizers of the event disguised the show as a lunch and dinner event but later on, at night they started inviting artists to perform.
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.”
The Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, suspended music concerts and that directive still stands.