Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Omah Lay has confirmed that the police in Uganda arrested him for violating COVID-19 guidelines in the country.
According to Ugandan news outlet, The Independent, Omah Lay got arrested by Katwe Police in Uganda alongside Tems after performing at an unauthorized concert tagged The Big Brunch, which held on Saturday night at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda.
The music star was apprehended alongside Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held, and Prim Kasana, an event manager who contracted him to sing.
The report said Omah Lay and other performing artistes were being charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease Covid-19.”
Confirming the arrest, Luk Owoyesigyire, the Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Police in a statement released on Twitter, wrote:
“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.“
Temilade Openiyi Aka Ms Tems (Artist) also been arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi
— Owoyesigyire🇺🇬 (@Lukowoyesigyire) December 13, 2020
Omah Lay took to his Twitter page on Sunday night to confirmed that his arrest was connected to the concert he featured in but assurred his fans that ‘everything would be fine”.
“Yes, I’m with the Ugandan police… something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine… Omah.
Oluwa na him comfort me.“
Yes I’m with the Ugandan police… something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine…
— Omah Lay (@Omah_Lay) December 13, 2020