Omah Lay and Tems arrested in Uganda


Omah Lay and Tems arrest

Nigerian budding artists, Omah Lay and Tems have been arrested and remanded in a prison in Uganda.

Omah Stanley Didia and Temilade Openiyi had performed at The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno road, Kampala, Uganda, on 12 December and it led to their arrest.

In a normal circumstance, Omah lay and Tems would have gone home free, but the Ugandan government had placed a ban on large gatherings on March 18, 2020, to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

After Omah lay and Tems thrilled their Ugandan fans on 12th December 2020, they were arrested on 13th December, the following day.

Why was Omah lay and Tems arrested?

They were arrested and charged with Negligently doing acts likely to spread infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act. And the act reads,

Any person who unlawfully or negligently does any act which is and which he or she knows or has reason to believe to be likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for seven years

Ugandan Penal Code 1950

So Omah Lay and Tems are bound to face a seven-year jail term if the case doesn’t go in their favor.

They are both expected to remain in custody until Wednesday 16th of December and Omah Lay revealed Uganda had obstructed the Nigerian Ministry of foreign affairs from interfering.

Update:

Omah Lay and Tems have been released and all charges dropped.


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