Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Temi have been charged in Makindye magistrate’s court and remanded to Kitalya government prison until Wednesday 16th December.
Omah was arrested on Sunday by Katwe police after putting up a concert in Kampala which pulled crowds violating Covid-19 guidelines put up by the Ministry of Health.
The Nigerian star was arrested along with Temilade Openyi alias Tems a fellow Nigerian singer, Muyiwa Awomiyi (Temilade’s manager), Benjamin Kabura (organiser), Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held, and Prim Kasana, the event manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing were arrested on Sunday afternoon as they planned to leave Uganda after performing at Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo.
Police said the concert held in the middle of a pandemic was illegal and the police officers who manned the event were also apprehended.
In Uganda Bar business, parties, and events with many people are still prohibited. They have been on the lock since the pandemic outbreak in March.