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Omah Lay and Tems have been released

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Singers Omah Lay and Tems have regained their freedom from detention in Uganda after about three days of arrest.

Uganda singer, Bebe Cool disclosed the news alongside supporting documents via a tweet on Tuesday. 

The documents 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“The charges against the accused Stanley Omah Didia and Muyiwa Awoniyi has been withdrawn against them by Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No, 4292 dated December 15, 2020.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.”

Omah Lay and Tems were arrested shortly after their performance on Saturday night at The Big Brunch, a concert that was held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala.

The Ugandan authorities said they were arrested for flouting the country’s social distancing rules.

 Reacting to the news, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, said that the Nigerian Mission in Uganda is on the matter.

She said, “The Minister @GeoffreyOnyeama has also been on the matter. Our mission in Uganda has also taken it up and I just had a conversation with the lawyer representing them.

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