Praiz. Source: Instagram.

Officials of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested popular artiste Praiz and released him a day after.

Praiz confirmed the arrest on his Instagram page on Wednesday stating that he will soon release an official statement.

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Concise News learnt that the X3M singer was on his way to his record label end of the year party on Tuesday when SARS officials stopped him along Lekki-Epe expressway.

NET reported that his phone was smashed when he attempted to record the incident and was taken to the Ajah police station.

Praiz emphasises #EndSars Campaign

Reacting to his arrest, Praiz took to his Instagram page to emphasis his stance that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad be abolished or restructured. He also said he would release an official statement on his arrest.

His words: “Anyone that truly knows me well knows I am an easy-going , non-problematic, happy and co-operative individual.

“Well, I’m not here to talk about myself. I am here to address issues that happens in our society everyday. We live in a society where the government has failed us whether we like it or not. No jobs, fuel scarcity , SARS , Asuu Strike , Nupeng Strike , Name it….. it’s endless .. HARDSHIP… ENDLESS HARDSHIP …. Today I had an encounter that a lot of people go through everyday.

“People who are heading home after a failed interview, people going home after a night shift , people on their way to get their daily bread but get harassed by people who are the force because of reasons best known to them or maybe because u are a young boy wearing a gold chain or have a beard .

“Though I won’t deny the existence of great people in the police force that are ready to listen, I still stand by my opinion which is popular amongst the youth and more #ENDSARS. Today I learnt that the police force needs deep reform and sensitization.

“This is not my official statement… my official statement will be out soon
Lastly I will like to thank @aleeygiwa, Mr Etim Godwin from J command for stepping in… #EndSars #NoBePhysicalSomething”