Joachim Iroko, the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’, was yesterday arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Ota, Ogun State. The accused faced a one count charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.
The prosecutor, Itaita Ebibomini, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 13 at the Hausa section of Ketere Market in Sango-Ota, Ota Magisterial District.
Mr. Ebibomini, a police inspector, said the offence is punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Code of Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2016.
The one count charge read: “That you Joachim Iroko aka Joe and other still at large on Saturday 13th day of August 2016, at about 5.30 p.m. at Ketere area Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace, by writing a name ‘Buhari’ on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market Sango and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Code of Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2016.”
At the hearing, the accused who pleaded not guilty to the offence, was represented by a counsel, U. Michael.
The Chief Magistrate, B. J. Ojikutu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties who must be regular payers of tax in the state, in same sum.
The magistrate thereafter adjourned the case to September 19.