Omah Lay Was Arrested in Uganda for Violating COVID-19 Guidelines

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Omah Lay, a fast-growing Nigerian artist, was arrested by Ugandan police officers in Kampala. PHOTO via @TWITTER

Uganda police have arrested popular Nigerian singer Omah Lay and two others for violating the Covid-19 guidelines.

  • Omah Lay was arrested in Uganda for violating Covid-19 guidelines.
  • He has been charged with “acts that caused the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic”.
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The singer Stanley Omah Didia is also known as Omah Lay was arrested after his performance last night at The Big Brunch, held at the Speke Resort, Wavamunno Road in Kampala, Uganda.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed Omah Lay’s arrest.

Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed Omah Lay's arrest
Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed Omah Lay’s arrest.

Owoyesigyire also confirmed the arrest of Dungu Ivan, the manager of the venue where Omah Lay performed, and Prim Kasana, the event manager, along with the artist.

According to local news agency Flash Uganda Media, the event organizers disguised the event like a lunch and dinner event, but later, began inviting artists to the show at night.

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Flash Uganda Media added that Omah Lay and others are currently being held at the Katwe police station and have been charged with “acts that caused the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic”.

In March of this year, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni suspended concerts in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, and the order still stands.

Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 461 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 27,532.

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