Nigerian artists Omah Lay and Ms Tems will remain in the custody of Ugandan police until Wednesday, December 16.
The Uganda Police Force made the announcement via its official Twitter handle on Monday.
This came after the fast-rising Nigerian stars were charged in a court in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
The Nigerian trio of Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been charged to court in Makindye on charges of Negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases C/S 171 of the Penal Code Act.
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) December 14, 2020
Ugandan police said earlier plans to release them on bail were suspended after their case was sanctioned by the office of the DPP.
The Nigerian Fast Rising stars were previously arrested by police officers in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, for flouting COVID-19 guidelines.
On Sunday, Mr Luk Owoyesigyire, who is the Spokesperson to the Kampala Metropolitan Police made the confirmation.
Nigerian Artist Omah lay has been arrested by katwe police , the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana are also in custody .
More details to follow
— Owoyesigyire (@Lukowoyesigyire) December 13, 2020
“Nigerian artist Omah Lay was arrested by police in Katwe, the venue’s manager, one Dungu Ivan, and event manager Prim Kasana are also in custody.
“Temilade Openiyi aka Ms. Tems (artist) was also arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi,” the police chief said on Twitter.
It was also collected that the managers and organizers of the event were also arrested.
Three police officers, including the head of the police station in the area, were also arrested.
The police officers were arrested for failing to recognize the criminal acts that were taking place in their jurisdiction, police said.
In their statement, Ugandan police claimed that the organizers of the concert initially held events for lunch and dinner, but later that night began inviting artists to perform.