Uganda Arrest: NIDCOM CEO, Dabiri-Erewa Assures Of Omah Lay, Tems, Muyiwa’s Release Soon

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian artistes, Omah Lay, Tems and Muyiwa Awoniyi will be home  soon

Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head NiDCOM’s Media and Public Relations In a statement  said, Dabiri-Erewa gave the assurance while receiving members of Omah Lay’s Record Label, Valentine Ngaji and Marshall Onaemo of Keyqaad Record who came to plead for intervention for the arrested Artistes at NiDCOM Office in Abuja on Tuesday.

She said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian mission 

in Uganda along with their Ugandan counterparts had achieved a 

diplomatic resolution of the matter. She said they will first be handed 

over to officials of the Nigerian mission in Uganda

Dabiri-Erewa, however, who did not mention when the arrested Artiste 

will be finally released, was optimistic that with the Federal Government’s speedy intervention, they will reunite with their families and fans soonest

The NiDCOM boss advised Nigerian youth travelling abroad to familiarise 

themselves with the laws of the country and be good Ambassadors of the country.

She reiterated the Federal government’s commitment to the welfare of law-abiding Nigerians anywhere in the world

Earlier in his letter of request, Mr Valentine Ngaji on behalf of the Artistes, thanked the Federal Government for its efforts since the matter started and further pleaded to ensure that Omah Lay and the team return home safely.

He recalled that the Artistes after due diligence went to Uganda to perform at an event titled “The Brunch” but got to know later that the organisers of the event sold more than estimated tickets approved for 

the show resulting in an unexpected turnout of crowds.

” The Artistes being oblivious of this situation, went ahead to perform 

as required and was arrested by the Ugandan Police after the event and 

were charged for negligent intent to spread infectious disease.

“We acknowledge the seriousness of COVID-19 around the world and we 

humbly apologise for this conduct. If we had prior knowledge of such restrictions on live events in Uganda, we would have desisted from participating.

“We humbly seek your assistance to help us intervene. The artistes are respectable Nigerian citizens, well-loved and appreciated by his fans with commendable morals.”, he pleaded.

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