• I fear intimidation from Hausa community – Man who named dog Buhari

    I fear intimidation from Hausa community – Man who named dog Buhari

    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 […]

  • Man who named dog Buhari regains freedom

    Man who named dog Buhari regains freedom

    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 […]

  • Ali Baba blasts IGP, Attorney General over man who named dog Buhari, Fulani herdsmen

    Ali Baba blasts IGP, Attorney General over man who named dog Buhari, Fulani herdsmen

    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 […]

  • Police AIG calls for case files of man who named dog Buhari

    Police AIG calls for case files of man who named dog Buhari

    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, […]

  • Man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ arrested again, set to appear in court

    Man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ arrested again, set to appear in court

    The Ogun State Police Command yesterday, said it had re-arrested Mr. Joe Chinakwe, who named his pet dog Buhari, noting that the suspect would be arraigned in court on Monday. It also stated that Chinakwe, who was earlier released a few days ago, was picked up again based on its belief that the suspect’s action was capable of provoking an ethno-religious crisis.

    It can be re-called that Mr Joe was detained for 3 days before he was subsequently released after the […]