Nigerian musicians Omah Lay and Tems have now been detained in Uganda following their arrest on Saturday.
The two fast-rising singers were arraigned and detained on Monday for hosting a concert that was in violation of the Country’s COVID-19 protocols in the country.
The Heritage times had reported how they were arrested for involving in an unauthorised concert that held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.
In a statement, the Ugandan police said its previous plans to release the suspects on bail were suspended after their case file was sanctioned by the office of the director of public prosecutions (DPP).
The suspects will be remanded in custody until December 16, 2020, the police added.
The artists are been accused of “Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases”.
The Uganda Police force who made this known in a tweet wrote “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 Heritage times have however gathered, that according to Uganda’s Penal code act 1950, anyone who Negligently does acts likely to spread an infectious diseases is liable to imprisonment for seven years.
Below is a section of Uganda’s Penal Code act 1950:
171. Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease.
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.
Nigerians have however called on the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa to quickly act and secure the release of Omah Lay and Tems.