Over the weekend, singers Omah Lay And Tems attended a music concert in Uganda and sold out the venues. After what they thought was a successful show, the Ugandan government arrested both singers after the show on the grounds of breaking Covid-19 rules and not maintaining social distancing at the show.
After much agitation on social media on their arrest, the public was led to believe they had been released and on their way back to Nigeria. Surprisingly, in the early hours of this morning, a picture surfaced n social media where Tems and Omah Lay were in handcuffs in a Ugandan court.
This caused another uproar on social media as they were been “unlawfully” detained.
Furthermore, in a cry for justice, Omah Lay has been actively voicing out his displeasure and also claiming that the Ugandan government is trying to set him up.
He said, “I’m in cuffs in Uganda right now with Tems…I’m just a singer trying to entertain, why am I being set up?”
In addition to his complaints, he said that the Ugandan government isn’t allowing the Nigerian government to step in on the issue. He said, “why is Uganda not letting @NigeriaMFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) step into this? They have been trying to secure our release to no avail”.
On the other hand, Nothing has been heard from Tems or her team since Omah Lay started voicing out their Dilemma. On the issue, the last update we have is that all parties, which includes Tems, Omah Lay, and the show promoters would face the court on the 16th of December, 2020.
We hope they are granted justice and they receive all the help they need to be discharged and acquitted. Take a look at the series of tweets from Omah Lay below.