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August 23, 2016

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, man who named his dog “Buhari”, released on bail

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, man who named his dog "Buhari", released on bail

The story of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe went viral after he named his dog Buhari and was consequently arrested and charged to court for “breach of peace.”

The Ogun State Police Command charged Chinakwe who left his heavily pregnant wife at home to a magistrates court in Ota, Ogun State.
The charge read

“That you, Joachim Iroko, aka Joe, and others still at large, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at about 5.30pm at the Ketere area, Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by writing a name, Buhari, on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market, Sango, thereby, committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.”

The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted a bail of 50,000 naira and was required to present two sureties who have complete tax records.
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