On December 12, 2020, Nigerian Infinity hitmaker, Omah Lay held a huge performance in Uganda.
If there is one industry that has really suffered was the entertainment world, especially events.
The Ugandan event dubbed, The Big Brunch was held at Speke Resort. But things took a turn for the worse. Who knew the next day manz would spend time in jail in a foreign land?
"Just in: Nigerian Artist Omah Lay has been arrested by Katwe police, together with the manager of the venue where he performed from last night; Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana, all are in custody." Ugandan journalist confirms.
Ugandan artiste Cindy took to social media with a post mocking Omah Lay laughing at the fact that he has been arrested.
"A foreigner has a concert in Uganda where there was no social distancing, no masks and he was so proud of it. He was proud he filled a concert and the idiot even went ahead to post it online."
This news has not sat well with Omah's fellow Nigerian artistes. Wizkid was the first to ask for his release.
"#freetems #freeomahlay. Free My People & Bring Them Home Safe." Wizkid tweeted
The Ugandan Police Force took to Twitter announcing the charges;
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.
"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 16.12.2020."
According to the law, the two might face 7 years in prison.