The Federal Government said it has begun working to secure the release of Nigerian singers Stanley Omah Didia, aka Omah Lay; Temilade Openyi aka Tems; and Muyiwa Awomiyi.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), disclosed this in a post on Twitter on Monday.
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 capital of the East African country.
According to Dabiri-Erewa, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has also stepped into the matter.
Omah Lay earlier took to his Twitter account to decry his arrest and that of Tems, lamenting that they were handcuffed by the Ugandan security agencies.
“I’m in cuffs in Uganda right now with Tems. I’m just a singer trying to entertain, why am I being set up in Uganda? I didn’t organize a show, I came on stage and saw teeming fans and sang to them…Why am I being detained?
“Why am I not been given a right to a fair hearing? Why is Uganda not letting @NigeriaMFA step into this? They have been trying to secure our release to no avail. Is there something bigger at play in Uganda? Why do I have to take the fall for it???” the singer tweeted.