Nigerian musician, 3 others arrested for holding an illegal Concert

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Nigerian musician Omah Lay at a concert in Munyonyo on Saturday; Courtesy Photo

Uganda police is holding four people including a Nigerian musician in connection with the unauthorized concert that was held last night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.

Those arrested are Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held, Omah Lay the musician and Prim Kasana, Events Manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing.

According to the spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police SP Patrick Onyango, the area Officer in Charge of Munyonyo Police Station is set to be arrested for failure to detect the criminal acts that took place in his area of jurisdiction.

It is alleged that the organizers of the show disguised that it as lunch and dinner event, but later on at night they started inviting artistes to perform.

Onyango says the suspects are detained at Katwe Police Station and are being charged with doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is corona virus.

In Uganda, music concerts and several other entertainment events which pull crowds remain banned as a measure to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

“We condemn the act of some selfish individuals, who are bent on violating the directives on CONVID-19 to make money and risks the lives of many Ugandans. We appeal to members of the public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19 and follow all the SOPs” Onyango said.

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