An order has been issued by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone II Command Headquarters, Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali, that the case of the man (Joe Chinakwe) who was arrested and detained by the Ogun State Police Command, for naming his dog, ‘Buhari’ be transferred to his office.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, the order by the AIG was made in a bid to settle the matter amicably without a recourse to litigation meaning that the arraignment of Chinakwe earlier scheduled to hold tomorrow, Monday, was consequently put off.
According to Opeyemi, Chinakwe’s action was viewed as provocative and could lead to ethnic violence, noting however that were it not for the intervention of the AIG, Chinakwe would have been charged to court.
“But now the AIG wants to intervene in the matter. Since the AIG called for the matter, we have to hold on, to see the effect of the outcome of the step being taken by the AIG.
“The AIG is the one controlling both Lagos and Ogun State. He has the right to call for any case file and see what he can do about it,” Opeyemi said.
But according to Chinakwe, he has committed no offence in naming his dog as he felt appropriate.
“I did not commit any offence. I named my beloved pet dog Buhari, who is my hero. My admiration for Buhari started far back when he was a military Head of State. It continued till date that he is a civilian President. After reading his dogged fight against corruption, which is like a canker worm eating into the very existence of this country, I solely decided to rename my beloved dog which I called Buhari, after him. I did not know that I was committing an offence for admiring Buhari”, he said.
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