Omah Lay has spoken up for the first time following his return to Nigeria after he was apprehended and kept behind bars for ignoring COVID-19 guidelines in Uganda.
The musician was apprehended on Sunday alongside fellow musician Tems for holding an ”illegal concert” at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo where they gathered big crowds, as opposing to President Museveni’s orders on the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
Taking to Twitter to share his ordeal, Omah Lay described the past few days as ‘toughest of my life’ and said he was treated like an ordinary criminal after his arrest.
In one tweet, the musician thanked fans who came out to watch him perform, before explaining that it was never his intention to cause any harm that could have likely caused the widespread of infectious disease.
According to him, the show promoters verified and proved they had secured all clearances including COVID-19 compliance, making way for him to make himself ready for the event.
The musician also made a public apology to his family, team, and fans for the ‘sleepless nights’ he had caused them and thanked everyone who played a part to help facilitate his release from prison.
Read his statement below.