Nigerian artistes Omah Lay and Tems have been released by the authorities in Uganda after they were arrested and charged for flouting covid-19 guidelines in the country.
The duo was arrested in Uganda by Katwe Police after performing at a concert in the country. They were arrested alongside the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana.
According to the release order signed by Magistrate Okumu Jude Muwone, the charges against Omah Lay, Tems and her manager Muyiwa Awoniyi were dropped.
The order release for Awoniyi and Omah Lay read:
“WHEREAS the Accused persons As MUYIWA AWONIYI and As STANLEY OMAH DIDIA, were charged with the offence of Neglect act likely to spread of infectious disease Section 171 of Penal Code Act.
“The charges against the accused As STANLEY OMAH DIDIA and As MUYIWA AWONIYI, has been withdrawn against them Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No. 4292 dated 15 December 2020.
“This is to direct you to release As MUYIWA AWONIY1 und A- STANLEY OMAH DIDIA the said accused persons from your custody forthwith unless held on other charges.”