Omahlay Arrest is Not About Covid; Uganda Legislator Bobi Wine Reveal The Truth
An Uganda legislator and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known by his stage name Bobi Wine who is currently serving as a member of the Uganda parliament representing Kyadondo County East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda’s Central Region has revealed the reason behind the arrest of Nigeria music act Omahlay in Uganda.
According to Bobi Wine, he said in a tweet that the arrest of Omahlay has nothing to do with the breach of Covid-19 regulations, rather the arrest of the Nigeria music act is purely political.
The Ugandan politician, singer, actor, and businessman, Bobi Wine reveal this in a tweet on his official Twitter handle. The singer’s turn politician, therefore, calls on the government of Uganda to free Omahlay.
“Truth is #OmahLay’s arrest isn’t about COVID. No! It’s an act of shame by a corrupt regime that operates on double standards. He obtained a work permit & performed under police protection! Why arrest him? This as pro-Museveni artists stage street concerts unmolested! #FreeOmahLay” https://t.co/TR0zf2cJes
Omahlay and his crew were arrested in Uganda after the government got wind that the Nigerian artist was having a concert in Uganda. The government of Uganda claims that Omahlay and the organizer of the concert had flouted the Covid-19 regulations. They are been charged for “Negligently doing acts likely to spread infectious diseases.” and could face up to 7-years in prison if found guilty.
Nigerians across various social media platforms are calling on the Uganda government to free Omahlay. The Nigeria Diaspora Commission has promised to take up the matter with the Uganda government to see that the matter is resolved in soonest.