Court Frees Man Who Named Dog Buhari


A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Sango dismissed charges filed against the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’. The presiding Magistrate, O. O. Adebo, said the prosecutor failed to substantiate his case against the accused, Joachim Iroko and consequently struck out all charges preferred against him.

Iroko, 41, was arrested in August 2016 for causing a breach of peace after he was reported by his neighbour, Haliru Umar, for alleged insensitivity in  naming his dog after the President.  The police denied that Mr. Iroko’s ordeal had anything to do with the president but strictly about the breach of peace complaints received from his neighbour.

Iroko thanked Ebun Adegboruwa, a human rights lawyer for coming to his aid.

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