The Ogun state police command has decided to sue a man to court for naming his dog ‘Buhari’.
The name of the dog is actually the surname of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Premium Times, the Force Public Relations Officer, Ogun state Abimbola Oyeyemi, said it took the decision after investigations because the man’s actions could cause a “breach of public peace.”
“The Ogun State Police Command has resolved to charge the suspect to court on Monday to forestall breach of public peace which the suspect’s action may likely cause,” Mr. Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said.
“His action is a provocative one and that is why the suspect will be charged for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace,” he added, saying a one-count charge would filed.
The man, 30-year-old trader Joe Chinakwe was arrested when one of his neighbours reported him for naming the dog Buhari. He was subsequently arrested by the police.
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