Tag Archives: Detention

Omah Lay And Tems Finally Open Up About Their Controversial Arrest In Uganda

After returning to Lagos, Omah Lay and Tems on Friday shared their version of events regarding their widely-published arrest in Uganda. Recall that the fast-rising Nigerian singers were arrested on Sunday, December 13, and consequently charged to court for performing at an “authorised concert” and disobeying COVID-19 protocols in the East African country. Taking to Twitter to recount…

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Omah Lay, Tems Released From Detention After Flouting Uganda’s COVID-19 Guidelines

Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems, who flouted Uganda’s COVID-19 precautions have been released after being detained for almost three days in the East African country. A release order dated December 15, showed that the charges against both artists had been withdrawn and therefore, they should be released forthwith “unless held on other charges.”   They’ve been released……

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Nigerians Call For The Release Of Omah Lay, Tems From Detention In Uganda

Nigerian have come together to campaign for the release of singers Omah Lay and Tems following news they have been remanded in prisons for flouting COVID-19 precautions in Uganda. Recall that on Sunday, the fast-rising stars were arrested together with their managers for holding an illegal concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo, which drew a huge crowd despite President Yoweri…

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Pelumi Onifade: Nigerians Demand Justice For 20-Year-Old Journalist Who Died In Police Custody

Justice for Pelumi, the mysterious death of 20-year-old journalist Pelumi Onifade while detained in police custody has sparked outrage across the country. It was reported on Tuesday by his family that the Lagos resident was arrested by a Task Force team while working with Gboah TV as a journalist covering the unrest that took place in the Oko…

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This New Law In Imo Will Allow The Governor Arrest, Detain Residents Perpetually

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has  reportedly signed into law a bill which allows him to arrest and detain any resident of the state for as long as he wishes. According to documents floating online, the new law ‘Imo State Administration Of Criminal bill No 2 of 2020 (ISACJL, 2020)’ says any person detained on the orders…

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Mutiny Leaders Release Ousted Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita From Detention

Mali’s new military junta have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, after being in detention for a week since the country’s widely-publicized coup took place. Taking to Facebook on Thursday, August 27, the mutiny rulers known as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said it was “informing public and international opinion that former president Ibrahim Boubacar…

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Mutiny Looms As Mali’s President, Prime Minister Have Been Reportedly Arrested

The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been detained by mutineering soldiers, multiple international media report. According to one of the leaders, who requested anonymity the public officials are under their control. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our control,” he told AFP…

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Student Detained Over Jonathan’s Parody Twitter Account Recounts Ordeal

Olusola Babatunde, a final year Oyo University student has narrated his ordeal after he was detained by the police for 82 days for creating a parody account of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Recall that news of the social media influencer’s arrest flooded the internet a month ago with many begging for his release. However, he was eventually let…

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ICYMI: Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Released From Detention

Ibrahim Magu, the Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been eventually released from Police custody. According to Channels Television, Mr Magu’s lawyer Toyin Ojaomo stated that the suspended EFCC boss is no longer in confinement. Earlier on Wednesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asked Magu, to direct his bail…

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D’banj’s Rape Accuser Recounts Her Illegal Detention, Shares More Allegations

The young Nigerian lady, Ms. Seyitan Babalola who accused popular singer Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj of rape has levelled new allegations of intimidation and coercion against him. Ms. Seyitan who made her plight known in a press statement via twitter revealed that Dbanj and his team have resulted to coerce, intimidate and pressure her to…

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