Burna Boy, Other Celebrities Call For The Release Of Omah Lay And Tems As They’re Remanded In Prison In Uganda
Ace Nigerian singer, Burna Boy and other Nigerian celebrities have called for the immediate release of Omah Lay and Tems who are currently remanded in prison for violating COVID-19 safety rules in Uganda.
Recall the duo were arrested on Sunday, December 13, alongside their managers for holding an illegal concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo where they gathered big crowds despite President Yoweri Museveni’s directives on the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
Today, Omah Lay and Tems were arraigned before the Makindye Division court in Kampala and remanded in different prisons till Wednesday, December 16 for their court hearing.
Nigerian celebrities including Burna Boy, Runtown, Rema, Peter Okoye, DJ Spinall, Tacha, Teni, Do2tun, Fireboy DML, Mr. Macaroni, Laycon, and others have taken to their respective social media pages to call for the immediate release of both Omah Lay and Tems.
Uganda…Pls we need our people home and safe #freetems#freeomahlay
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 14, 2020
its even a BIGGER shame that the Nigerian authorities have kept mute on this and if they're making any effort, they owe it to us to carry Nigerians along. @abikedabiri @GovUganda #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems
— Runtown (@iRuntown) December 14, 2020
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) December 14, 2020
Free Omah lay, Free Tems. Uganda y’all breaking my heart on God 💔. Nigerian government SPEAK!
— REMA (@heisrema) December 14, 2020
Uganda should do better.
Uganda should release Tems and OmahLay.
Lend your voice.
Until Uganda sees this.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) December 14, 2020
.@davido please buy Uganda and get my peoples out. Their gdp is $27 billion, so you’ll still have 3 billion left. 😔
— Kingslee (@Kingslee__) December 14, 2020
Source: The African Media