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Nigerian singer Omah Lay arrested, detained in Uganda over concert that flouted Covid19 SOPs

Nigerian singer Stanley Omah Didia aka Omah Lay. Courtesy Photos

Uganda Police Force (UPF) officers have arrested Nigerian singer Stanley Omah Didia aka Omah Lay, venue manager Ivan Ddungu and events manager Prim Kasana over an unauthorized concern held at Kampala City’s Ddungu Resort Munyonyo on Sunday, December 12.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, Omay Lay, Ddungu and Kasana, who had contracted the Nigerian singer for the illegal concert, are detained at Katwe Police Station in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Onyango revealed that being the trio have been charged with “doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is corona virus.”

He castigated Omah Lay, Ddungu and Kasana for putting the lives of Ugandans in danger.

“On the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, the president directed that music concerts should be stopped and the directives still stands. We condemn the act of some selfish  individuals, who are bent on violating the directives on CONVID-19 to make money and risks the lives of many Ugandans,” said Onyango.

“We appeal to members of the public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19 and follow all the SOPs.”

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