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Court grants man who named dog ‘Buhari’ bail

A magistrates’ court 2, sitting in Ota Magisterial District, on Monday, granted bail to Joachim Iroko, the man who named his dog “Buhari.”

The accused person was brought before the court for conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Itaita Ebibomini, in a case with suit number MOT/617c/2016, said the accused committed the offence on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Hausa section of Ketere Market in Sango-Ota, in Ado-Odo /Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Ebibomini said “the offence is punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2016.”

Iroko, represented by U. Michael, pleaded not guilty to the one count charge offence, while Michael prayed the court to grant him bail.

“That you Joachim Iroko a.k.a. Joe and others still at large, on Saturday, 13th day of August 2016, at about 5:30p.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.”

The Chief Magistrate B. J. Ojikutu granted the accused bail and adjourned the case till September 19.

At the time of filling this report, the bail conditions had not been met.