Fast-rising Nigerian music artiste, Omah Lay, has questioned the Uganda authority for denying him of a right to fair hearing as he is being arraigned in court.
Omaha Lay, alongside another Nigerian singer, Tems, and six others, was arrested by the Uganda Police Force on Sunday for allegedly staging a crowded concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo, an act that is contrary to a directive issued by the country’s president on the curtailing of the spread of COVID-19.
Confirming the arrest, Uganda Police Authority tweeted, “The Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been charged to court in Makindye on charges of Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act”.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Omah Lay alleged they were being deprived a fair hearing by the Uganda court and wondered why the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not allowed to wade into the matter.
They were remanded in Luzira prison till Wednesday, December 16.