‘I was treated sort of a common criminal even after the show promoters confirmed and proved they’d secured all clearances including COVID-19 compliance’ – Omah Lay
Omah Lay has spoken out for the primary time following his return to Nigeria after he was arrested and locked up in prison for flouting COVID-19 guidelines in Uganda, IgbereTV reports.
The singer was arrested on Sunday alongside fellow singer Tems for holding an ”illegal concert” at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo where they gathered big crowds, contrary to President Museveni’s directives on the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
Taking to Twitter to share his experience, Omah Lay described the past few days as ‘toughest of my life’ and claimed he was treated sort of a common criminal after his arrest.
In one tweet, the singer appreciated fans who came bent watch him perform, before clarifying that it had been never his intention to cause any harm that would have likely caused the spread of communicable disease.
According to him, the show promoters confirmed and proved they’d secured all clearances including COVID-19 compliance, paving the way for him to form himself available for the event.
The singer also tendered a public apology to his family, team, and fans for the ‘sleepless nights’ he had caused them and thanked everyone who played a task to assist facilitate his release from prison.
Read his tweets below.
“The past few days are a number of the toughest of my life that I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. call at a replacement country with some beautiful people, the subsequent thing I’m being treated sort of a common thief
First off I would like to thank all the amazing fans that came bent see me in Uganda, the grins on your happy faces that evening would be one of my happiest memories
Also, I wanna clarify that putting you in harm’s way was never my intention! Before we came bent Uganda, the show promoters confirmed and proved to us they’d secured all the clearances which in fact included Covid 19 compliance….
At that time, my sole obligation became to form myself available to be taken to the venue and entertain, which I did within the full glance and protection of the Ugandan police.
Secondly, to my mom, my family, my team, my fans, friends that I caused sleepless nights waiting and praying on behalf of me, I apologize for putting you thru all that;
…on the opposite hand, I can’t many thanks enough, I damned near lost my mind but your prayers and messages kept me going! many thanks so much!
Finally, big many thanks to everyone for your efforts, prayers, messages, tweets (Damn! Y’all went hard!).
Big shout bent the musicians, the celebrities, fans (Again and again), my family, my friends, my Label, The Nigerian Mission in Uganda, The Presidency, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madam Abike. many thanks all so much!
I have put this behind me and back to what I do know the way to do best. One Africa. Omah is home!
The past few days have been some of the toughest of my life that I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. Out in a new country with some beautiful people, the next thing I’m being treated like a common thief 🤦🏾♂️
— Omah Lay (@Omah_Lay) December 17, 2020