Yesterday, Nigerian songer Praiz was heading to an end of the year party and was riding in an Uber when his driver had a clash with some SARS officials that stopped him around Ajah.
The SARS officials demanded that the driver follow them to their station and Praiz went with the Uber driver to see how the issue can be resolved.
Though he left the station not long after, the story immediately went viral that the singer was arrested. In his first post on social media since the episode, Praiz said the ‘Nigerian Police force needs deep reformand sensitization’.
He wrote on his Instagram page:
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