Man Who Named His Dog “Buhari” Meets Bail Condition, Returns Home


LAGOS/By Alaba Ajibade – Joe Chinakwe, the trader who is standing trial for allegedly naming and inscribing ‘Buhari’ on his pet dog, has been released from prisons after meeting his bail conditions.

Joe Chinakwe

Mr. Chinakwe was released from Prison custody Thursday afternoon after meeting his bail conditions.

He is facing a one-count charge of intention to cause breach of public peace before Magistrate Bolaji Ojikutu at the Sango-Otta Magistrate Court.

The embattled trader was arrested on Monday morning and was subsequently granted a N50,000 bail.

However, he was transferred to prisons while his family sought money for his released.

Chinakwe met his bail conditions today after receiving about N90,000 through fundraising appeal coordinated by a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong.

He trade was first arrested on August 14 after police received complaints from a neighbour, Halilu Umar, that he had named his dog ‘Buhari’ in an apparent attempt to ridicule his father, whose name is ‘Alhaji Buhari’.

He has returned to his house in Sango-Otta Ogun State.


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