The Big Brunch party that got Omah Lay and Tems arrested
By Michael Nampala 15 Dec 2020 02:15 PM EAT
Omah Lay and Tems have been released. According to the document dated December 15, 2020 from the Magistrates court of Makindye, the charges against the accused have been withdrawn. They were charged with the offence of Neglect act likely to spread of infectious disease.
The talk of the town is the Nigerian artists who have been locked up for performing in Kampala at the time when concerts are not allowed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Omah Lay and Tems will spend the second night behind bars tonight before being produced in court tomorrow. Many questions have been asked and the police spokesperson while appearing on a local telly this morning answered some of them.
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While seeking permission for the party, the organizers said they were to have breakfast and lunch
The brunch party went on till late only for Tems and Omah Lay to appear on stage
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the organizers sought permission for a breakfast and lunch party which seemed okay to the area DPC, he also assigned them three police officers for security purposes.
However, as it turned out, it was a well attended concert as seen from the short clips that were shared on Tems' socials.
This led to an uproar of sorts mostly from artists who have been under lockdown since March, they wondered how Omah Lay all the way from Nigeria could come into the country to perform when they have not been able to do so for months.
Authorities had to swing into action and a total of nine people were arrested and among them were the Nigerian artists, the organizers and the managers of the Ddungu Resort which was the venue for the show dubbed Afrobeats Edition featuring Omah Lay and Tems.
Patrons were paying 100K and 2Million for the table, the gates were open as early as 11am.
Many Nigerian stars continue to call for their release.
"Free my people and bring them home safe," WizKid tweeted.
"Uganda we no want wahala o! we need our people back home and 100% safe." Peter Okoye added.