Man Who Named Pet Dog ‘Buhari’ Sent Back To Prison

share on:
Man Who Named Pet Dog ‘Buhari’ Sent To Prison

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.

READ ALSO: For Naming His Dog ‘Buhari’, Police Detains Trader In Ogun State

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.

READ ALSO: Should Naming A Dog After The President Be Regarded As Crime?

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.

READ ALSO: Naming A Dog “Buhari”, Police Impunity And The Law

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.



I am but your herald boy in the art of the pen.. An eccentric Environmental Biologist smouldered in the glorious epiphany of online journalism. If you ever find my article unduly insipid, sue me and i’ll refund you...

1 comment

  1. Nigeria police r cowards ND dey r bunch of brainless head.. Can u imagine.. Even d learned ones in d judiciary r nw brainless bcos of deir brainless nd lawless president.. Gush!!!!

Leave a Response

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.