The arrest of Nigerian Artists, Omah Lay and Tems by Ugandan Police for flouting COVID-19 rules has led to an uproar on Social Media Platforms.
Nigerian flood to Twitter demanding the release of both Omah Lay and Tems from the Uganda Authorities.
The Hashtag #FreeTemsandOmahLay is used by Nigerians on Twitter to vent out their frustrations over the arrest which they term unfair.
Even Celebrities have not being left out as they too have called on the Ugandan authorities to let them go.
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Davido via Twitter wrote;
“Omo this Ugandan P, how can we help? What can we do? Artists just tryna eat! They didn’t bargain for this”
Omo this Ugandan P, how can we help? What can we do? Artists just tryna eat! They didn’t bargain for this🤦🏾♂️ @PoliceUg !!!!! BIG CAP!!
— Davido (@davido) December 14, 2020
Burna Boy wrote;
“They should not be treated like this! @PoliceUg ?! they were invited for a show organised by your citizens, granted visas, tickets were sold publicly on the WORLD WIDE WEB! this anarchy should not be targeted at the artists! #freetems #FreeOmahLay“
They should not be treated like this! @PoliceUg ?! they were invited for a show organised by your citizens, granted visas, tickets were sold publicly on the WORLD WIDE WEB! this anarchy should not be targeted at the artists! #freetems #FreeOmahLay
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 14, 2020
Check out other reactions from Nigerians;
It’s clear that the arrest and inhumane treatment of Tems and Omah Lay goes beyond breaking COVID-19 protocols. Cos Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni is still going about gathering crowd for his political rallies & campaign.
It’s either beef or political.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) December 15, 2020
Omah lay and Tems deserve to have woken up in the comfort of their own beds just as we did this morning #FreeTemsAndOmahLay
— Prom Prom🌚 (@effizzzyy) December 15, 2020
This is totally uncalled for #FreeTemsAndOmahLay
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) December 15, 2020
Uganda President, Yoweri Museveni has mobilized the public to his political campaign today in the Rwenzori & Tooro sub-regions of Uganda. Yet Ugandan authorities have remanded & are prosecuting Tems & Omahlay for alleged covid-19 violation. What effrontry. #FreeTemsAndOmahLay
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) December 15, 2020
See what this fools are doing to @Omah_Lay Try this shit with me, I will so sue Uganda as a country 😠😥💔 #Uganda #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems #FreeTemsAndOmahLay #freeOmah_lay #NigeriavsUganda pic.twitter.com/uprNCOAml3
— ᴍɪᴢᴛᴀ ɪᴘ (@Mizta_Ip) December 15, 2020
May Allah protect Omah Lay & Tems for us. Ameen.#FreeTemsAndOmahLay
— Hakeem 🕊️ (@dracokeem1) December 15, 2020
Can't understand how publicity was done for a show over months and @UgandaMediaCent didn't know about it, in other to stop it rather they let our people in and arrested them! This is a plot from inside mhen!
How govt uptill this point haven't done anything. #FreeTemsAndOmahLay pic.twitter.com/Pd2Epq6dlJ
— Lionel fabian (@iamfab9) December 15, 2020
Its so disturbing that #Africa as a whole is cursed! We blacks makes the whites think we are actually monkeys (Animals) and again @PoliceUg has proven it to be true once more! Truth be told, #FreeTemsAndOmahLay pic.twitter.com/4PvT5I7Qgj
— De Angel and friends (@DeAngelodokojnr) December 15, 2020
— leeBlaq (@leeBlaq4) December 14, 2020
— kenneth_ikechi (@kennethikechi7) December 14, 2020