Omah Lay and Tems, Nigerian musicians, were arraigned in Kampala before the Makindye Division court for breaching COVID-19 laws in Uganda.
On Sunday, 13 December, the fast-rising stars were arrested along with their managers for holding an illegal concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo, where large crowds were gathered, contrary to the directives of President Museveni to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The organizers of the event disguised the show as a lunch and dinner event, but it turned out to be a concert attended by a large crowd.
According to him, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luk Owoyesigyire, Kampala Metropolitan Police, Omah Lay, Tems, and the others were arrested and charged with doing’ acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, Covid-19.’
Museveni prohibited all music concerts earlier in March, closed down pubs, banned fans at all sporting events, and limited the number of individuals who could attend church services.
Uganda’s Ministry of Health announced 461 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Sunday, raising the country’s total number of cases to 27,532.