Nigerian Afro- Pop musician Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay together with colleagues Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi alongside the manager of the venue one Ivan Ddungu and the events manager Prim Kasana, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire have been charged today in Makindye court in Kampala on charges of negligently doing acts likely to spark the spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act of the Ugandan constitution.
This follows the musician’s recent performance in Munyonyo on over the weekend, which attracted hundreds to it. The event, which seemed a private one went viral through social media posts that made rounds across several platforms. This aroused fury right from mostly Ugandan Artists and event organisers who termed this arrangement as an unfair one, since all commercial events are under halt so as to respect the control of COVID-19 pandemic.
Appearing before court today, the accused have denied these charges, while following the hearing, they have been denied bail, then sent to Kitalya Prison till December 16 for the next hearing.
Omah’s arrest has further sparked a social media roar under the hashtag #FreeOmah, where mostly Nigerians are protesting against the start’s arrest, while some Ugandans are pegging this all upon Bebe Cool, a Ugandan musician, who had through a post warned the event organizers against staging this concert last week, claiming how it wouldn’t be fair to the local entertainment circles, which were halted from live concerts. However, in his post earlier today, Bebe Cool urged as the damage was done, and that Omah should be freed, but organizers to this event should be charged instead.