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FG reacts as Ugandan govt arrests, remands two Nigerian singers


Nigerian singers Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay and Temilade Openyi alias Tems have been charged with “negligently doing acts likely to spread infectious diseases” in Uganda,

It will be recalled that the Ugandn police arrested three Nigerian nationals. They were arrested alongside with four Ugandans on Sunday

Acccording to Ugandan Police, they were arrested for allegedly staging an ‘unauthorized concert’ on Saturday night at the Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala.

They were accused of breaching the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures laid out by government.

Ugandan Police said: “The Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been charged to court in Makindye on charges of Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act,” police said via their official Twitter handle.

The seven individuals have been remanded until Wednesday.

“The earlier plans of releasing them on police bond were suspended after their casefile was sanctioned by the Office of the DPP. They were jointly charged with four other Ugandans. All remanded till Wednesday,” the police said.

“Police is also looking for the area Officer in Charge of Police Station for failure to detect the criminal acts that took place in his area of jurisdiction,” police had said Sunday.

Reacting, the Federal Government through the head of Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri has said that all efforts are on top gear to release the artists

In his tweet, she said: “The Nigerian mission in Uganda is doing everything to get them freed. Minister @GeoffreyOnyeama has also been on the matter. @nidcom_gov is also in touch with their Lawyers.