Ogun state police command has released a statement explaining why they arrested Chinakwe Joachim Iroko for naming his dog Buhari.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Abdulmajid Ali, has said that Joe was arraigned for inscribing the name on both sides of the dog and parading it around the Ketere area of Sango Ota, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
In a statement by the zone 2 command spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi on Monday, the Police stated that the case had no connection with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Police said the man named his Dog after his neighbour’s late father and not the President.
The police further said that the man was arrested to avert unnecessary blood shed because his action was already causing serious problems between him and his neighbor, Alhaji Halilu Umar, who had reported him.
The statement read in part, “The case has nothing to do with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammad Buhari, but with one Alhaji Buhari,the biological father of the complainant, Alhaji Halilu Umar.
“It is fundamental to state that the man was not charged to court for christening his dog Buhari, but for the behaviour of the suspect and circumstances surrounding the matter when Mr. Joe (Chinakwe), who had been having conflicts with his neighbour,(complainant) named his dog Buhari, his neighbour’s father’s name, inscribed Buhari on both sides of the said dog, and started parading the dog with swagger among his neighbours and traders who are mostly northerners.”