Nigerian Singer, Praiz Arrested By Sars Held At Ajah Police Station
Praise Ugbede Adejo also known as Praiz is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and music producer who shot into the limelight when he featured on the 2008 edition of MTN’s Project Fame. He is best known for his hit tracks, ‘Rich and Famous’, ‘Mercy’ and ‘Oshey’ featuring African music legend, Awilo Logomba. Has been arrested by men of Nigeria’s feared Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)
The X3M Music signee was said to be en route the end of year party held by his record label when he was stopped by the police officials along Lekki-Epe expressway.
His mobile phone was smashed when he attempted to record what was happening and he’s being held at Ajah police station.
As Tweeted by NetNG: “BREAKING: Reports reaching us say @X3MMUSIC artiste @Praiz8 has been arrested by SARS officials.Priaz was stopped on his way to X3M’s end of the year party and is currently being held at Ajah Police Station.”
Earlier today, it was alleged that singer Praiz was arrested by SARS. The Lagos State Police Command have now explained what happened.
According to the Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Chike Oti who spoke to LIB, Praiz was driving along the Lekki-Epe expressway at top speed and this caused police officers to stop him with the aim of conducting a stop and search.
However, as soon as he stopped and they began questioning him, the police claim he immediately brought out his camera and began filming them while shouting at the top of his voice at them. Oti said that at this point, police officers asked him to follow them to the station to explain what led to his outburst.
Oti further revealed that it was police officers and not SARS officials who took Praiz to the station. The police spokesperson says the issue has been resolved and Praiz has been released.