There has been widespread outrage on Twitter and other social media platforms following the arrest of Nigerian singers; Omah lay and Tems by the Ugandan Police.
In a statement released by the Ugandan Police Force, the singers, alongside other persons purportedly violated the laws kept in place against illegal gatherings in the country.
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The singers reportedly performed in an unauthorized concert in Ddunugu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City on Saturday, the 12th of December.
They were then arrested on Sunday, the 13th of December with the organizers and some members of the Ugandan Police Force whom they allegedly bribed to allow them hold the concert.
In the statement, the Ugandan Police Force confirmed that the singers have been charged to court in Makindye, Uganda on the charges of ‘Negligently doing acts likely to spread diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act.
Their files are reportedly being processed so they so that they can appear in court soon.
Some Nigerians however condemned the arrest of the duo just as they called for the immediate release.
See reactions below:
Uganda can mess with Tems and Omah Lay cos they know that the Nigerian government don't rate their people.
— Elvis Tunde ➐ (@Tunnykvng) December 14, 2020
#FreeTemsAndOmahLay Let them go 🙏🏾
— Simi (@SympLySimi) December 14, 2020
I strongly believe that the audacity Uganda has garnered to detain Tems and Omah Lay who are law abiding Nigerian citizens…stems from the fact the our own government doesn't respect us its citizens.
— Emaya jake alibeku (@EmayaJake) December 14, 2020
HOW Tems and Omah Lay will be getting a jail term in an African country lower than Nigeria for a crime that they didn't commit they vex me by the minute and e de pain me die.. Like what the rubbish.
— ACE (@ACEcool101) December 14, 2020