The Ogun state Police Command listed reasons the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ was arraigned, explaining that the case has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari as it is being bandied about.
POLICE PRESS RELEASE, OGUN STATE POLICE COMMAND
- 112 DATED 29/08/2016
RE-MAN WHO NAMED HIS DOG BUHARI
The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a story in some section of the media regarding the case of Joeaxim Iroko who named his dog Buhari and was subsequently arrested and charged to court.
The fact of the case is that, one Alhaji Halilu Umar ‘m’ of Ketere area went to Sango Police Station to report his neigbor whom he claimed provoked him by inscribing his father’s name “Buhari” on both sides of his dog knowing fully well that it is his father’s name.
The suspect was invited and he did not deny the allegation. All efforts to resolve the matter amicably between the parties proved futile and it was about to degenerate to a serious crisis within the area hence, the Command took a proactive step by charging the case to court in order to avert unnecessary blood shedding.
The Command wants to make it clear to member of the public that the case has nothing to do with the president as some media are painting it to be. It is a clear case between the complainant and the suspect whose action was seen as one that is likely to cause breach of peace.
It is the duty of the Police to protect life and property and also to guard against anything that can lead to break down of law and order which is exactly what we did in this case.
ASP ABIMBOLE OYEYEMI,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR : COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
OGUN STATE COMMAND