Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command,
Abdulmajid Ali, says the case of Joe Chinakwe, who named his dog Buhari,
has no connection with President Muhammadu Buhari. The AIG said the man
named after his neighbour’s father and not the President. He said
Chinakwe was not arraigned for naming the dog Buhari, but for inscribing
the name on both sides of the dog and parading it around the Ketere
area of Sango Ota, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun
State, adding that his behaviour was capable of causing a breach of the
In a statement on Monday, by the zone 2 command
spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, the AIG, stated that the case was
misconstrued as an attack on the President.

statement read in part, “The case has nothing to do with the President
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammad Buhari, but with
one Alhaji Buhari,the biological father of the complainant, Alhaji
Halilu Umar.”

“It is fundamental to state that the man
was not charged to court for christening his dog Buhari, but for the
behaviour of the suspect and circumstances surrounding the matter when
Mr. Joe (Chinakwe), who had been having conflicts with his
neighbour,(complainant) named his dog Buhari, his neighbour’s father’s
name, inscribed Buhari on both sides of the said dog, and started
parading the dog with swagger among his neighbours and traders who are
mostly northerners.”

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