KAMPALA – The controversial music concert that featured popular Nigerian artist Omah Lay real name Stanley Omah Didia was held at Ddungu Resort, unlike reports that it was at Speke Resort in Munyonyo.
On Sunday, December 13, police arrested a total of nine people in connection to the unauthorised concert that was held on Saturday night at Ddungu Resort.
Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place, Nigerian singer Omah Lay real name Stanley Omah Didia, and Prim Kasana, Events Manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing were arrested first.
Later, another group including artiste Temilade Openyi alias Tems, Muyiwa Awomiyi (Temilade’s manager), and Benjamin Kabura (organiser) were also detained.
Others were police officers L/AIP Fabiano Juma, No.51328 PC John Bosco Ocaba and No.67898 PC Paul Odongo.
All the suspects were charged with acts that may lead to the spread of deadly coronavirus.
They were on Monday taken to court in Makindye on charges of negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act and remanded till Wednesday 16, 2020.
According to the police, the artistes and organizers connived with area police officers, who guarded the illegal event.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson revealed that the arrested officers and three others still at large were also being investigated for disobeying lawful orders.
It should be known that after the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country, President Yoweri Museveni issued guidelines suspending concerts attended by revellers in order to stop the spread of the virus.