A resident of Ogun State who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari is set to face criminal charges in court over allegations of ‘public nuisance’.
According to a recent statement credited to the Ogun State Police Command, events have taken a new turn for the Nigerian man – Joe Chinakwe, 30, who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The attention of the police was called by his neighbour, Halilu Umar from Sokoto State who accused him of naming his dog “Buhari” to taunt him because he shares the same family name with the All Progressives Congress national leader.
Premium Times reveals that the spokesperson of the police in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi has announced a concluded plan to charge him to court for an action capable of causing a breacg 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 be filed.
The accused Mr Chinakwe was arrested and confined to a police cell in Sango Otta, Ogun State, for three days last week after a neighbour complained that he named his dog Buhari.
The accused told a reporter that he named his dog ‘Buhari’ out of the personal affection he has for President Muhammadu Buhari.