Monday, 22 August 2016


Man who named his dog Buhari appears in court with N50,000 bail

The 40 year old man,Joachim Chinakwe who named his dog Buhari was today arraigned before a Sango Magistrate Court, Ogun state. He was arrested at Ketere area of Sango Ota on August13th after he was reported by a neighbour for naming his pet dog Buhari.

According to the charge sheet, Joachim who is a trader, was said to have behaved himself in a manner that could cause breach of peace by naming his dog Buhari and parading same

at the 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.”
Joachim pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was granted a N50, 000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.

Nigeria has so much misplaced priorities.This man is simply being picked on because he is a nobody.While there is no doubt that he was being cheeky and mischievous himself by naming his dog Buhari,he could have been let off with a warning.I don't think there is a law anywhere in our constitution saying dogs cannot be named after humans.
Lets wait and see how this case works out.But whatever happens,this man will not be naming his next dog after no human,lol.


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