Joachim Iroko, the man who named his dog Buhari, has been remanded on Monday at the Ibara Prison after his arraignment at the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State.
With suit number MOT/617c/2016, the trader was charged to court by the police with conduct likely to cause provocations and breach of peace.
At court session on Monday, the prosecutor, Inspector Itaita Ebibomini, said the accused committed the offence on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Hausa section of Ketere Market in Sango-Ota.
He added that the offence was punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.
The charge read, “That you, Joachim Iroko, aka Joe, and others still at large, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at about 5.30pm at the Ketere area, Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by writing a name, Buhari, on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market, Sango, thereby, committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.”
His lawyer, U. Michael, however, pleaded that the accused should be granted bail.
The Chief Magistrate, B. J. Ojikutu, admitted Iroko to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must be regular taxpayers in the state.
“They must attach four passport photographs each to the bail bond, depose to affidavits of being gainfully employed, and reside in the court’s jurisdiction,” he said.
The case was adjourned till September 19, 2016.