The Nigerian government has intervened in the arrest of singers Omah Lay and Tems who are currently remanded in a prison in Uganda.
The Nigerian top singers were arrested for performing at a concert in Katwe, a county in the East African country.
Omah Lay who was arraigned in court today cried out on Twitter that Uganda is preventing the intervention of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Why is Uganda not letting @NigeriaMFA step into this? They have been trying to secure our release to no avail,” he wrote.
Reacting to the news, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, said that the Nigerian Mission in Uganda is on the matter.
She said, “The Minister @GeoffreyOnyeama has also been on the matter. Our mission in Uganda has also taken it up and I just had a conversation with the lawyer representing them
Thanks Peter. The Minister @GeoffreyOnyeama has also been on the matter. Our mission in Uganda has also taken it up and I just had a conversation with the Lawyer representing them . https://t.co/bVoQwNbi9t
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) December 14, 2020
Arrested Omah Lay and Tems have been sentence to prison by a judge in Ugandan to appear again on the 16th of December, 2020.
Omah was sent to Kitalya prison while Tems was taken to Kigo prison.
”Finally @temsbaby & @Omah_Lay are take to Kitalya prison and Tems is taken to Kigo prison, Omah Lay is taken to kitalya prison until 16 Dec 2020 and the event organisers /Promoters and they will have to appear to High Court on Wednesday”, a twitter user in the know tweeted with photos of them being taken away by the police.
They were arrested for violating the covid 19 regulations in Uganda…