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.
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”