I didn’t know it was offensive – Trader reveals why he named his dog Buhari

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– Joe Fortemose Chinakwe said he named his dog Buhari because he loved the president

– He was released by the police after the complainant withdrew the case

– The trader said he was angry because the complainant was not from Nigeria

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe has revealed why he named his dog Buhari after he was released by the Ogun state police.

Chinakwe was arrested by police after one of his neighbours of Northern extraction complained bitterly that he named his dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari.

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe

Vanguard reports that after the intervention of both the Serkin Hausa and president-general of non-indigenes in the state, the trader was released after spending three days in detention.

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A police source said that the intervention of the elders prompted the complainant to withdraw the case and both were asked to sign an agreement not to cause trouble.

After his release, Chinakwe who is from the Niger Delta region revealed that he actually named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari but it was due to his love for the president due to his dogged stance on corruption.

He said it was annoying that the complainant was not from Nigeria but from Niger Republic.

“It is annoying because the complainant is from Niger Republic and I am sure he is one of those illegal aliens in this country. He connived with one Police Sergeant from the Northern part of Nigeria called Musa, who works at Sango Police division to humiliate me. Worse still, the Divisional Police Officer there, did not help matters as he refused to entertain any plea from me after I was arrested that Saturday night. He simply ordered his men to throw me into the cell.”

 “I did not commit any offence. I named my beloved pet dog Buhari, who is my hero. My admiration for Buhari started far back when he was a military Head of State. It continued till date that he is a civilian President. After reading his dogged fight against corruption, which is like a canker worm eating into the very existence of this country, I solely decided to rename my beloved dog which I called Buhari, after him. I did not know that I was committing an offence for admiring Buhari.

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 “I was intimidated and thrown inside the cell with hardened criminals for about three days. While I was there, the complainant from Niger Republic and Sergeant Musa from the North kept on taunting me saying people from my part of the country are trouble makers and that after detaining me, they will throw me into prison where I will die unsung. ”Even when my wife came with our baby on her back, they stopped her from giving me food. One of my friends that came to see me was also maltreated.

“While taking me to Eleweran the next day, they handcuffed and chained me together with that my friend. Fortunately, when we got to police headquarters, both the Commissioner of Police and other officers were angry with their colleagues at Sango-Ota. ”They were wondering loudly why I was brought to the headquarters over such a minor case. It’s very unfortunate that I have to be so humiliated in my own country because of the antics of a foreigner in connivance with my brother from the North.

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