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Omah Lay, Tems Uganda arrest – Nigerian govt intervenes

admin | December 14, 2020

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.

 

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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

 

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…

 

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