The Ogun State Police command has arrested one Joe Fortemose Chinakwe for allegedly naming Dog Buhari, apparently referring to President Muhammadu Buhari.
30-Year-Old Igbo Man Arrested For Naming Dog Buhari
The 30-year-old Trader was reportedly nabbed at No 10, Omikunle Street, Sango-ota, Ogun State.
Reports have it that the arrest was made after one of his (Joe’s) northern neighbours complained bitterly that he named his dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari.
According to a popular daily, the complainant reported the case at Sango Police Station, last Saturday, after which the trader was arrested and detained.
It was however gathered that efforts by the police to recover the dog, which they intended using as evidence failed following a clever move by the suspect.
The trader, said to be trading in female wears at a popular market in Sango, allegedly directed his friends secretly to kill the dog and possibly eat the meat in order to avoid being implicated.
It was gathered that consistent appeals by his friends and relations for the police to grant him bail failed as the complainant and his kinsmen reportedly threatened to kill the trader if he was released on bail.