The #Endsars campaign which has being going on for a while now doesn’t seem to be having any effect on the manner of approach law enforcers (Special Anti-Robbery Squad in particular) deal with civilians. X3m signed artiste – Praiz on his way to his label’s Christmas party on Tuesday this week got arrested and detained for a while at the Ajah Police Station for no just cause. He also got his cell phone damaged during this unfortunate encounter whilst getting the scene recorded. Is there really freedom in Nigeria? Do Police Officers, SARS or Law enforcement agents have special rights to harass without consequential retribution? We really need our Government to end this act of irresponsibility being suffered by Nigerians daily from these miscreants called Sars.
Below is a statement from Praiz. Although he claims this is not his official statement, read what he has to say;
“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”
So many angry fans have been persuading the artiste to sue the government. Well all we can do is chill as we await his official statement. Watch this space for updates.