Management of Speke Resort Munyonyo has distanced itself from the unauthorized concert that happened over the weekend in Munyonyo, a suburb in Kampala city, Uganda capital.
Uganda Police Force has since established that the concert actually took place at Ddungu Resort, an entertainment centre that neighbours Sudhir Ruparelia’s Speke Resort. By Sunday evening, police said it has arrested nine people.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said those arrested included Nigerian artiste Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, artiste Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi (Temilade's manager).
Others are Benjamin Kabura (event’s organizer), Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held and Prim Kasana, the event manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing at the unauthorized concert.
Also arrested are police officers L/AIP Fabiano Juma, No.51328 PC John Bosco Ocaba and No.67898 PC Paul Odongo. The suspects are detained at Katwe Police Station and are being charged with doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.
“We condemn the act of some selfish individuals, who are bent on violating the directives on CONVID-19 to make money and risks the lives of many Ugandans.We appeal to members of the public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19 and follow all the SOPs,” Onyango said.
Earlier reports had indicated that the concert had happened at Speke Resort but according to Trumpet News, businessman Sudhir who owns the five-star resort was quick to distance his hotel from the illegal concert.
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