Nigerian singers Temilade Opeyi a.k.a. Tems and Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay together with his manager Awoniyi Muyiwa have all been released, Police has confirmed.
The trio which was arrested on Sunday evening was charged with the offence of doing a negligent act likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease and remanded to Kitalya Prison in Wakiso, Central Uganda are now free after the state chose to drop all their charges.
“The charges against the accused have been withdrawn against them vide withdrawal form serial number 4292 dated 15th December 2020,” the release order seen by The Tower Post reads in part.
The three were arrested following an illegal concert held on Saturday December 12th at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo, a concert that attracted massive crowds against President Museveni’s directive on the same.
This website understands that the concert was advertised as a brunch which fooled the Police into giving the organisers – Kasana Events a clearance.
Organisers of the event and the manager of Ddungu resort were also arrested and are still on remand at Kitalya Prison.
Reports indicate that the Nigerian artistes were released after a collaborative effort by Singer Bebe Cool together with the Nigerian embassy in Uganda.
Mr. Cool had earlier warned the artistes not to hold the concert saying it would be illegal and unfair but none of them heed his warning.
Social Media Activists both in Uganda and Nigeria would turn against Bebe Cool, castigating him for “conniving with Police to have the artistes arrested.”
But to the shock of the on lookers, Bebe Cool led the efforts to secure the release of the trio.