Femi Falana, one of Nigeria’s foremost rights lawyer has spoken against the prosecution of Joachim Chinakwe, a Nigerian who named his dog “Buhari”.
According to reports, Falana said that Chinakwe’s ordeal had no place in the Nigerian statute, adding that labelling his dog with his desired name was in exercise of his fundamental rights to free speech which should not be curtailed by the Nigerian state.
”I am going to request the attorney-general of Ogun State to discontinue the frivolous charge. It […]
The man, who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari, has shared the experience he had in prison after meeting his bail conditions and his consequent release from custody.
The 30-year-old trader, Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, who was charged to the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State by the police with conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, in a case with suit number MOT/617c/2016, on Thursday, fulfilled his N50, 000 bail condition.
Shortly after his release yesterday, Joe, as he is […]
The man, who named his dog ‘Buhari,’ Joachim Iroko, has been released after perfecting his bail conditions.
Iroko, who is more known as Joe, was released on Thursday, after he had spent three days in Ibara Prison, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He had been arraigned on conduct likely to cause breach of the peace before an Ota Magistrate’s Court 2 on Monday.
The police had arrested him on August 13, following a complaint by one of his neighbours, Halilu Umar.
The neighbour was said to […]
Renowned stand up comedian, Ali Baba, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Inspector General of Police, IGP and the Attorney General of the Federation to order, following the ‘unlawful’ and ‘meaningless’ arrest of the trader who named a dog after him, (Buhari).
The veteran comedian, had yesterday weighed into the case of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe who is now cooling his heels in prison for naming his dog Buhari.
Ali Baba had said he named his dogs after Abacha, Ibrahim […]
A group of legal practitioners have waded into the trending story of the trader who named his dog Buhari.
The lawyers are of the opinion that Joe Fortemose Chinakwe did not commit any criminal offence.
The incoming Second National Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Monday Ubani, on Tuesday, speaking with newsmen in Lagos said, “In the eye of the law, it is not criminal for somebody to name his or her dog after another person.”
“I understand that a […]
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Zone II Command Headquarters in Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali, had called for the transfer of the case file of a man alleged to have named his dog ‘Buhari.’
Ali said the case should be transferred to his desk without delay.
“For now, the AIG Zone II has called for a meeting that we want to call the parties involved in the matter to see how the matter could be resolved,” Ogun State police spokesman, […]