A court in Uganda has ordered the release of Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems, from detention three days after they were arrested for allegedly flouting COVID-19 guidelines.
Ugandan celebrities and media organisations shared a court document that confirmed their release.
According to the document, Chief Okumu Jude Muwone, the presiding Chief Magistrate of Makindye, said charges against the Nigerian singers have been dropped.
The release order for Omah Lay read, “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“The charges against the accused Stanley Omah Didia and Muyiwa Awoniyi has been withdrawn against them by Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No, 4292 dated December 15, 2020.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.”
The duo were arrested after their performances at The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda.