By Babajide Okeowo
Nigerian artistes, Stanley Omah Didia better known as Omah Lay and Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems have regained their freedom from police arrest in Uganda.
This was disclosed in a release order statement by the Chief Magistrate Court of Makindye at Makindye, posted by Ugandan musician, Bebe Cool.
The Court said: “Whereas the accused person Temilade Openiyi (Tems), Stanley Omah,(Omah Lay) and Muyiwa Awoniyi were charged with the offense of negligent act likely to spread of infectious diseases Section 171 of Penal Code Act.
“The Charges have been withdrawn against them Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No, 4292, dated 15th December 2020.”
The Court demanded that all accused persons be released from custody unless held on charges.
Recall that on Monday, 14th December 2020, Omah Lay and Tems were arrested in Uganda, after being charged with “Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases.”
Recall also that Omah Lay had disclosed that the Ugandan authorities blocked the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign affairs from interfering and alluded that something bigger was in play.
“Is there something bigger at play in Uganda? Why do I have to take the fall for it? Why am I being detained? Why am I not been given a right to a fair hearing? Why is Uganda not letting the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs step into this? They have been trying to secure our release to no avail” he had tweeted at the time.