Abuja - A trader from Ogun State has found himself in handcuffs after allegedly naming his dog Buhari.
According to a Naij report, Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was apprehended by officials after one of his neighbors complained that he had named his pet dog after the complainant's father, Alhaji Buhari.
Chinakwe has reported that his neighbor had threatened to kill him, should he be released, to which he responded that the man should instead kill his prized pet and consume the meat thereof.
Chiedozie, a relative of the suspect, has since complained that Chinakwe is being persecuted with no just cause, given the fact that he is a lover of dogs.
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Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman for the Ogun State Police, has since confirmed the arrest, stating that the dog will be used as evidence against the suspect.
“I have made enquiries. The man bought a dog and inscribed Buhari on both sides of its body. One Mallam lodged a complaint and when our men got there, we found out that it was true. You know such thing can cause serious breach of the peace and ethnic or religious unrest. We are charging him to court for conduct likely to cause a breach of peace,” Oyeyemi was quoted by Vanguard as saying.
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