The arrest of Nigerian artistes Omah Lay and Tems by Ugandan police isn’t because they flouted COVID restrictions but “an act of shame by a corrupt regime that operates on double standards,” says Bobi Wine, a Ugandan Member of Parliament.
The duo were arrested and charged for “negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases” after headlining ‘The Big Brunch’ concert in the East African country on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda.
They were arrested on Sunday, and appeared in court on Monday, December 14.
“Truth is #OmahLay‘s arrest isn’t about COVID. No! It’s an act of shame by a corrupt regime that operates on double standards,” reads part of a tweet by Wine.
“He obtained a work permit & performed under police protection! Why arrest him? This as pro-Museveni artists stage street concerts unmolested! #FreeOmahLay“
Omah Lay and Tems have been remanded in police custody until Wednesday, December 16, 2020.