Nigerian artistes, Omah Lay and Ms Tems, were arrested on saturday night by officers of the Uganda police in Kampala for flouting covid-19 guidelines.
The arrests took place shortly after their performance on Saturday night at The Big Brunch, a concert that held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala.
Luk Owoyesigyire, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Police, confirmed their arrest on Twitter on Sunday.
Mr Owoyesigyire also announced that Dungu Ivan, the manager of the venue where the musicians performed, and the events manager, Prim Kasana, were also in their custody. Ms Tems’s manager, Muyiwa Awomiyi, was also arrested.
Three police officers including the area officer in charge of the police station in the area were also arrested.
The policemen were arrested for failing to detect the criminal acts that took place in their area of jurisdiction, the police said.
In their statement, the Ugandan police alleged that the organisers of the concert first held lunch and dinner events, but later on at night started inviting artistes to perform.
‘‘Preliminary investigations indicate that they connived with area police officers, who guarded the illegal event.
The arrested officers and three others still at large are also being investigated for disobeying lawful orders.