Nigerian Singers arrested in Uganda released following Bobi Wine’s intervention
Nigerian singers Stanley Omah Didia popularly known as Omah Lay and Temilade Openyi a.k.a Tems have finally been released following their arrest in Uganda over the weekend.
The artists were arrested for flouting Covid-19 rules and were charged in court on Monday.
According to Ugandan presidential candidate and singer Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine the two artistes were released following his intervention.
The MP revealed that Omah Lay, Tems and their manager were released thanks to his dedicated team of lawyers.
Bobi Wine also revealed that the charges leveled against the singers were also fropped.
“As I announced today, my lawyers joined in representing Omah Lay, Tems and the Ugandans charged. Delighted to see the illegal and unfair charges dropped! Evidence that voices matter, that people power can force the people in power to act. We must never underestimate our potential,” he tweeted.
Local reports also indicate the two also immediately flew out of the country following a mediated diplomatic intervention.
The arrest elicited a wild reaction from Nigerian artists who called on Ugandan authorities to release the singers.
“They should not be treated like this! @PoliceUg?! they were invited for a show organised by your citizens, granted visas, tickets were sold publicly on the WORLD WIDE WEB! this anarchy should not be targeted at the artists! #freetems #FreeOmahLay” Burna Boy wrote