Just so you know: ‘Buhari’ dog owner arraigned in court


Joachim Chinakwe, has been arraigned before a Sango Magistrate Court, Ogun state on August 22, Monday.

The 40-year-old man was arrested for naming his dog Buhari on August 13, 2016, at Ketere area of Sango Ota.

The charge document stated that the trader was said to have behaved himself in a manner probably to cause breach of peace by naming his of Buhari and parading same at Hausa section of Ketere market in Sango area.

The charge read in part, “That you, Joachim Iroko ‘m’ (a.k.a Joe) and another still at large on the13th Day of August, 2016 at about 1730hrs at Ketere area Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by writing a name BUHARI on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere market Sango Ota and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(d) of Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.” He however pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted a N50, 000 bail, with two sureties in like sum..

Chinakwe pleaded not guilty to the charges. The trader was arrested and detained in police cell in Sango Otta, Ogun state, for three days after his neighbour blamed him for naming his dog ‘Buhari.’ Meanwhile, Chinakwe claimed the dog was named after President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said was his hero.


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