Police to sue man who named dog ‘Buhari’

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.


Comments (2)

  1. Naming a dog after a human being is not a criminal office unless if you wish to make it so. When Asiha Buhari was accused by Ekiti Governor over illegal money wire to the United States of America, many people regarded the accusation to be baseless. It was assumed that the Ashia Buhari that wired money to the United State was a different Asiha Buhari. Mohammad Buhari is not exclusive name. Anybody can answer that name or choose to name it to whatever he wishes once it is not exclusive. It is high time Nigeria Police faced their job consciously without intimidation to the poor.

  2. Rule of Law Nigeria

    , while Police are preparing criminal charges for Magistrates’ court, suspect should bring Fundamental Rights action in High Court

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