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Fierce battle greets prison remand of the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’

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The Igbo man who named his dog ‘Buhari’, Joachim Iroko, remanded at Ibara Prisons (Abeokuta, Ogun state) on Monday, August 22, following his arraignment for conduct likely to cause breach of peace, is attracting a lot of attention. There is a fierce battle on social media about his case, with many standing on different sides.
Arraigned under section 249(d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016, his charge sheet read:

“That you, Joachim Iroko, aka Joe, and others still at large, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at about 5.30pm at the Ketere area, Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by writing a name, Buhari, on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market, Sango, thereby, committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.”

Pleading not guilty in suit number MOT/617c/2016, Iroko’s case is as passionate as it is crucial in our democracy.

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