The Office of the DPP (Director of Public Prosecution) in Uganda, has refused the release of two Nigerian Artistes, Omah Lay and Tems, after their arrest on Sunday, 13th of December, 2020.
The artistes were arrested for performing at an event in Kampala Uganda despite COVID-19 restrictions.
However, the Uganda Police Force disclosed their plans to release the artistes on bond, but were refused by the DPP. This was disclosed on the official twitter handle of Uganda Police Force.
“The earlier plans of releasing them on police bond, were suspended after their casefile was sanctioned by the Office of the DPP.” The Force tweeted.
Furthermore, the artistes have been charged to court for negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious disease.
“Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia Known as Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi known as 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.” The Force Tweeted.
Omah Lay and Tems were jointly charged with four other Ugandans which are to remain in prison till Wednesday, 16th of December 2020.
Omah Lay had performed at The Big Brunch held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda on the night of December 12, 2020, before his arrest.
Stanley Omah Didia professionally known as Omah Lay is a singer, songwriter, record producer. He first gained prominence in 2020 after his debut single ‘You’ went viral.
He started off as a producer and songwriter in Port Harcourt but only made up his mind to take up singing when he realized he doesn’t get enough credit for the songs he helped create for others. He then recorded and put out ‘Do not Disturb’ and ‘Hello Brother’ in his hometown Port Harcourt which earned him a record deal with KeyQaad – a new record label at the time.
Temilade Openiyi, known as Tems, is a Nigerian alt-R&B singer, songwriter and record producer.
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