Omah Lay and Tems had been arrested and detained at the Katwe Police Station in Kampala for performing at an ‘unauthorized concert’ and disobeying COVID-19 protocols.
However, after two days in custody and being arraigned in court, the entertainers have been released and are ready to fly home to Nigeria.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission confirmed their release and likewise revealed that the musicians would fly out to Nigerian as soon as possible.
Dabiri-Erewa, whose commission labored closely with a number of bodies to secure the release of the musicians in Uganda, shared photographs of the singers on Twitter and confirmed that they’d been released to the Nigeria mission in Uganda.
“Finally, finally . The journey home will soon begin but they are safely at Nigeria house in Uganda,” she wrote on Twitter.
Dabiri-Erewa additionally put a call across to the parents of the singers to guarantee them of the safety of their kids.
Omah Lay and Tems had been arrested on Sunday, December, 13, 2020 after performing at a venue in Kampala the previous night.
After their arrest, the singers had been on Monday, December 14 arraigned in court on charges of doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease Covid-19.” These charges have now been dropped.
They were to remain in custody till Wednesday, December 16 before another court appearance before the matter was resolved.
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