Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, has revealed the real reason behind the arrest of Nigerian singer Omah Lay.

Omah Lay and Tems were arrested and locked up in a Ugandan prison for disobeying the COVID-19 order.

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Their arrest has since drawn reactions from Nigerian celebrities and the government.

Bobi wine, however, responded on his Twitter page, saying Omah Lay was not arrested for COVID-19 rules but for an “act of shame by a corrupt regime with double standards.”

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The incumbent Member of Parliament for Kyadondo County East constituency in Wakiso district in Uganda’s Central Region questioned Omah Lay’s arrest, stressing that the singer had police protection during the concert.

His tweet read: “The truth is that the arrest of #OmahLay is not about COVID. No! It’s an act of shame by a corrupt regime that has double standards.

“He received a work permit and performed under police protection! Why is he being arrested? This is like pro-Museveni artists performing street concerts unmolested!”