Two fast-rising Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems, have regained freedom from detention in Uganda — three days after they were arrested.
The two singers were arrested over their involvement in an unauthorised concert that held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.
The pair were thereafter remanded in police custody alongside four Ugandans after they were arraigned before a court.
Announcing their release, Bebe Cool, a Uganda singer, broke the news on Tuesday alongside documents confirming their release.
In the documents, Okumu Jude Muwone, the presiding judge who doubles as the chief magistrate of Makindye, directed that the singers be set free.
The release order for Omah Lay reads:
“Whereas the accused persons Stanley Omah Didia and Muyiwa Awoniyi were charged with the offence of neglect act likely to spread of infectious disease Section 171 of Penal Code Act.
“The charges against the accused Stanley Omah Didia and Muyiwa Awoniyi has been withdrawn against them by Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No, 4292 dated December 15, 2020.
“This is to direct you to release Muyiwa Awoniyi and Stanley Omah Didia the said accused persons from your custody forthwith unless held on other charges.”
— Bebe Cool (@BebeCoolUG) December 15, 2020