Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Abdulmajid Ali, says the case of Joe
Chinakwe, who named his dog Buhari, has no connection with President
but 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, adding that his behaviour was capable of causing a
breach of the peace.
was arraigned after his neighbour, Halilu Umar, whose late father bore
Buhari, reported him to the police.
command spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, the AIG, stated that the case
was misconstrued as an attack on the President.
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.”
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