Why man who named his dog Buhari might go to jail – Police

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– Nigerian police says Joe Chinakwe, man who named his dog Buhari was arrested and arraigned for conduct likely to cause the breach of public peace under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code

– The Police described comments linking President Muhammadu Buhari to the prosecution of the man as unfair

– Police said Chinakwe’s action would have led to ethnic crisis at Ketere, Sango Ota in Ado Odo Ota Local Government of Ogun State

Buhari dog

Joe Chinakwe named his dog Buhari

The Nigerian police force has revealed why it charged Joe Chinakwe, man who named his dog Buhari to court.

According to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone II, Abdulmajid Ali, who spoke via a press statement signed by the police zonal spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Chinakwe was arrested and arraigned for conduct likely to cause the breach of public peace under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code.

The Police described comments linking President Muhammadu Buhari to the prosecution of the man as unfair.

“The case has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari but with Alhaji Buhari, the biological father of the complainant, Alhaji Halilu Umar, all of Ketere in Sango Otta.

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“It is fundamental to state that the man was not charged to court for christening his dog, Buhari, but for his behaviour and circumstances surrounding the matter. He has been living in conflict with his neighbour, the complainant, and he named his dog, Buhari, his neighbour’s father’s name.

“He inscribed Buhari on both sides of the dog, and started parading the dog with swagger among his neighbours and traders, who are mostly northerners.

“Joe was actually attacked by the people around for his action before he was rescued by the police. The timely intervention of the police prevented a crisis or inter-tribal crisis.

“The zonal command seeks the understanding of the public on the action of the man, which was capable of causing a breach of public peace, an offence the man, Joe Chinakwe, was actually charged with under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code.

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“The AIG Ali appeals to the public to understand the action of the police in the matter, which is in consonance with the primary duties of the Police as enshrined in the constitution, and accept it as a professional way of preventing the breakdown of law and order,” said Adejobi.

Police said Chinakwe’s action would have led to ethnic crisis at Ketere, Sango Ota in Ado Odo Ota Local Government of Ogun State, but for the timely intervention of the police.

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