A senior Nigerian government official says the country’s embassy in Uganda is working hard to secure the release of Omah Lay, who was detained in the country on Sunday.
But Ugandan authorities say their law must be obeyed, said Abike Dabiri, chairman of the Nigerian Overseas Monitoring Agency [NIDCOM].
She added that Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, who was also involved in the matter, was in talks with NIDCOM’s lawyers.
Ugandan police have arrested Omah Lay and Tems on suspicion of violating corona law.
Authorities sentenced Omah Lay and Tems to life in prison on charges of violating the rules of coronary heart disease.
Stanley Omah Didia, better known as Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi, better known as Tems and Muyiwa Awoniyi, appeared in court on Monday, December 14, on charges of “showing disrespect or neglect”. can spread the disease “.
Ugandan police have also confirmed the charges against four other nationals along with Nigerians.
This incident has attracted the attention of Nigerians especially those who use social media
Most commentators criticized the singers for disobeying Ugandan law.
However, some activists have called for the release of the two singers.
One of them is former Nigerian senator Ben Bruce who has called on the Nigerian government to step up its efforts to secure their release and ensure “they do not spend Christmas in jail.”