Uganda Police Force have confirmed that three people have been arrested in connection to the unauthorised concert that was held last night in Kampala City.
The controversial Concert took place at Ddungu Resort in Muyonyo not Speke Resort as earlier reported by social media bloggers.
Commenting on the matter, the Management of Speke resort said that “Ruparelia group is aware of the falsehoods that the event was organised at Speke Resort and want to inform the general Public that all events organised at any of our locations must have clearance from relevant authorities.”
According to Speke Resort Muyonyo, they are committed to guidelines and regulations issued by the Ministry of Health, no such activity against regulations can be organised.
Meanwhile, Uganda Police Force have since confirmed names of the arrested as Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held, Omah Lay the musician and Prim Kasana, Events Manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing.
“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,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire tweeted.
Mr. Lay’s arrest follows a public outcry by Ugandan entertainers who castigated the Police for allowing international artistes to hold concerts while the local ones are denied.
“There’s a lot of unfair play in both political and Entertainment circles. Some bars are open others are not and struggling. Some concerts happen with crowds others are not allowed, some politicians can have crowds others not. This was last night, a concert with crowds and it went on smoothly,” media personality and events organizer Douglas Lwanga captioned a picture of Omah Lay’s concert.
Lwanga orgnaises quarterly regional concerts named Purple Parties but he was forced to call all of the off following suspension of all musical events by President Museveni.
Earlier, renowned singer Bebe Cool had raised the same issue saying he would do all it takes to make sure the concert doesn’t happen.
He raised the same issue citing that Ugandan entertainers are not allowed to hold any events and are struggling to make a living but international artistes continue to hold concerts without any sabotage.
Police hasn’t disclosed charges preferred against the Nigerian star but this website understands that he flouted Covid19 guidelines as issued by the President and the charges could be related to doing a negligent act that could lead to the spread of a pandemic.