A Ugandan Magistrates’ Court has ordered the release of Nigerian singers Stanley Omah Didia, aka Omah Lay; Temilade Openyi aka Tems; as well as Muyiwa Awoniyi, from custody.
Okumu Jude Muwone, Magistrate Grade One of the Chief Magistrates Court, Makindye, ordered the singers’ release in an order dated 15 December after the prosecution dropped the charges against the three Nigerians.
The order stated that the trio, who had been charged with an act of likely spreading an infectious disease, had the charges dropped against them on Tuesday. It subsequently ordered that they should be released from custody.
Both Omah Lay and Tems were arrested alongside Awomiyi by the Uganda Police Force for flouting COVID-19 guidelines.
They were arrested after their performances at The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Road, Kampala, the country’s capital.
Writing in a post on Twitter later on Tuesday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), announced that both singers are in the Nigerian Mission house in Uganda, adding that they will soon return home.