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Omah Lay, Tems and seven others arrested by Ugandan police in conjunction to ‘The Big Brunch’ for violating Covid-19 rules

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Stanley Omah Didia and Temilade Openiyi, known by their respective artistes names as Omah Lay and Tems have reportedly been arrested by the authorities of Ugandan Police Force for violating Covid-19 policies regarding no public shows or events holding till further notice.

Both artistes, known for their Pop and R&B genre of music, were the top music acts booked for ‘The Big Bruch Afrobeat Edition’ concert which held yesterday at Uganda and rightfully so went to fulfill their contractual agreement and did the show without any problems encountered on the way (at least they did not reveal none).

Suddenly hours after the concert ended, Kampala metropolitan deputy spokesperson – Luke Owoyesigire – publicly announced the arrest of Omah Lay, Tems and seven other people without stating the cause for the arrest. The tweets read: “Nigerian Artist Omah lay has been arrested by katwe police, the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana are also in custody . More details to follow” following up the tweet by announcing Tems’ arrest: “Temilade Openiyi Aka Ms Tems (Artist) also been arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi.”

Although “more details” never came from Luke Owoyesigire, the official Uganda Police Force states via their Facebook account the reason for arrest as in the photo attachment below:

Omah Lay, Tems and seven others arrested for carrying out unauthorised concerts at Uganda.| PC: Uganda Police Force (Facebook).

The unfolding of these events have caused unsettlement among fans and well wishers of parties involved as fans claimed that there is no way a show of such magnitiude would have held without higher authorities not getting wind of it through media advertisement or word of mouth, so the arrest is looking very suspicious as of now.

Tems and her management haven’t said a word yet about the unexpected turnaround of situation but Omah did tweet to confirm the arrest but assured fans of their safety: “Yes I’m with the Ugandan police… something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine.”

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Omah Lay and Tems “are to be released and the case is resolved”, Mr Eazi clarifies

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Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems have been unjustly arrested, taken into custody and made to appear before the court all within a period of three days in Uganda after the concert they performed at was deemed a violation of Covid-19 rules in Uganda.

This has called a lot uproar and concern regarding their safety and health among Nigerians with many speaking up and asking the Ugandan Police Force and president to free them using the #FreeOmahLay, #FreeTems and #FreeOmahLayandTems hashtags all over their social media platforms especially Twitter.

Many Nigerian celebrities have also used their voice and platforms to push the movement and call for all Nigerian personalities involved in the arrest which took place on Sunday. It seems goodnews have come afterall as Mr Eazi tweeted these words: “Pleased to hear that My brothers and sisters are to be released & the case is resolved, Big love to everyone who worked on this & Special thanks to @adoniaayebare & The Government of Uganda, Chief Of Justice In Uganda 🙏🏿. African relations must keep fostering strong!”

He sent out the tweet tagging the Ambassador and Permanent of Uganda to the United Nations — Adonai Ayebare — so there’s every reason to believe Mr Eazi is speaking from a verified source although no other media platforms or the artistes managements involved (Omah Lay and Tems) have spoken as at the time of writing.

Speaking further on the ongoing issue, Mr Eazi imploys show organisers and event planners to always stick to governmental rules and regulations before taking major steps; as he aslo called on the government to look into the creative sector “holistically” because in his words; “African creatives get little or no support, for the soft power & amount of jobs created.”

Until we see the singers home and in good condition, we can be sure we (Nigerians) will not stop clamouring for their release.

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Omah Lay and Tems get charged to court in Uganda for violating Covid-19 rules (update on arrest situation)

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Omah Lay and Tems were reported to have been arrested by authorities of the Ugandan Police Force yesterday in relations to hosting a concert which put a lot of people at risking of contracting the Covid-19 disease, a concert which was also reported by the Ugandan Police Force to have violated their ‘no public events/shows’ policy due to the ongoing pandemic.

The most recent update from the Ugandan Police Force official Twitter account reads: “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.”

They also reported that the bonds paid for the release of parties involved did not go through and at such all three persons — Omah Lay, Tems, Muyiwa Awomiyi — would be charged to court this week Wednesday.

An unofficial source via the internet reports Nigerian authorities tried to intervene but their request were not granted (this source was not confirmed though as at the time of writing this article).

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Talibans shoot Afghan TV presenter dead

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Gunmen shoot Afghan TV female presenter dead .

Taliban shoots dead a female anchorperson and her driver on Thursday, her boss stated, the second homicide of a TV personality in Afghanistan in a month.

Malalai Maiwand was murdered in the eastern city of Jalalabad, said Enekaas TV, the private TV station she worked for. Directed killings of noticeable figures, including columnists, priests, legislators and rights activists, have gotten more normal lately as brutality floods in Afghanistan, in spite of harmony talks between the public authority and the Taliban.

Attaullah Khogyani, governor of the Nangarhar province, and the local clinic affirmed the killings. Nangarhar area and its capital Jalalabad have seen customary conflicts between government powers and the Taliban.

The radical Islamic State bunch has likewise asserted a few destructive assaults in the region.

The homicide of Maiwand, who was in her 20s, comes only weeks after Radio Liberty columnist Aliyas Dayee was killed in a vehicle bomb assault in Lashkar Gah.

Human rights Watch said Dayee had recently been compromised by the Taliban. A previous TV moderator in Kabul, Yama Siawash, was killed in a comparable vehicle bomb assault close to his home a month ago.

No gathering has so far guaranteed these killings. Afghan powers are doing combating an expansion in savagery in the nation, quite a bit of it released by the Taliban as they endeavor to pick up influence in harmony talks in Qatar, which opened in September.

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