Tems and Omah Lay who were reported to have been arrested by the Uganda Police for allegedly violating coronavirus safety measures during a concert on Saturday, appeared in court on Monday. The duo and one other Nigerian, after their court appearance, were remanded in Prison until Wednesday, when their case will be heard.
According to the statement released on Monday 14th December 2020, by Police authorities in Uganda, which confirmed the arrest, stated that the Nigerians were charged in Makindye on charges of negligence which are likely to spread COVID-19, and violation of the panel code Act.
The statement reads:
“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.
The earlier plans of releasing them on police bond, were suspended after their casefile was sanctioned by the Office of the DPP. They were jointly charged with four other Ugandans. All remanded till Wednesday 16.12.2020,”.
Tems and Omah Lay, along Muyiwa Awoniyi were spotted in handcuffs as they were into a waiting Police van, back to the Prison where they will be until Wednesday.