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Shocking : Man arrested for naming his dog Buhari in Nigeria (Nigeria's President name)

– Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, a trader in Ogun
state has been arrested for naming his dog
Buhari
– According to the report, Chinakwe told his
friend to kill the dog and eat the meat as his
accuser and his kinsmen reportedly
threatened to kill the trader if he was released
on bail
A dog was named Buhari
Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, a trader in Ogun
state has been arrested for naming his dog
Buhari.
Chinakwe was arrested after one of his
neighbours of Northern extraction complained
bitterly that he named his dog after his father,
Alhaji Buhari.

According to Vanguard, Chinakwe told his
friend to kill the dog and eat the meat as his
accuser and his kinsmen reportedly threatened
to kill the trader if he was released on bail.
A relation to the suspect, identified as
Chiedozie, said Chinakwe was being
persecuted for no just cause and expressed
fears that he may either be poisoned inside
police cell or thrown into jail.


"Chinakwe is a lover of dogs and he names
them after things that tickle him. He bought
this dog a year ago and named it Buhari.
Unfortunately, some Northerners, who
dominate the vicinity where he resides
misconstrued his intention and connived to
take him up. The complainant then claimed it
was derogatory because his father answers
Buhari.”

But a police source said “he not only named
the dog Buhari but boldly wrote it on the body
of both sides of the dog and was seen
parading the neighbourhood dominated by
Northerners with it.”
Confirming the arrest of the trader, the acting
Police spokesman in Ogun state, Abimbola
Oyeyemi said he was still trying to get the
Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Sango for
details.

“I have made enquiries. The man bought a
dog and inscribed Buhari on both sides of its
body. One Mallam lodged a complaint and
when our men got there, we found out that it
was true. You know such thing can cause
serious breach of the peace and ethnic or
religious unrest. We are charging him to court
for conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.”

He added that; “He was arrested last Saturday
and we are taking him to court later today
(Tuesday) or tomorrow morning (today). You
know an average Northerner will feel bad over
such a thing. It can cause serious ethnic
crisis or religious confrontation because when
you are relegating such a name to a certain
person, you are indirectly insulting him.”
But the spokesman said the dog will be used
as evidence against the suspect; “The dog
cannot follow anybody except the owner. We
will use him as our evidence because he did
not deny it.”

Source :naija.com

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