The man who named his dog Buhari was on Monday sent to Ibara Prison following his arraignment at the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State.
Joe arraigned in court (Photo: Punch)
We reported it yesterday that the 30-year-old trader identified as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, who made major headline throughout last week after being arrested by the Police in Ogun State, and spent 3-days in police cell for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari’, was arraigned yesterday, August 22 in court.
A new report by Punch Newspaper has revealed that Chinakwe was remanded at the Ibara Prison on Monday following his arraignment at the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State as he was charged to court by the police with conduct likely to cause breach of the peace, in a case with suit number MOT/617c/2016.
Inspector Itaita Ebibomini, the prosecutor, who said the accused committed the offence at the Hausa section of Ketere Market in Sango-Ota in the Ota Magisterial District on Saturday, August 13, 2016, told the court that the offence was punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.
The charge 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.”
Meanwhile, the accused who was represented by a counsel, U. Michael, pleaded not guilty to the charge, and pleaded that the accused should be granted bail. The prosecutor did not oppose the application for bail. The two witnesses in the case were present in court.
The Chief Magistrate, B. J. Ojikutu, admitted Iroko to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must be regular taxpayers in the state.
“They must attach four passport photographs each to the bail bond, depose to affidavits of being gainfully employed, and reside in the court’s jurisdiction,” he added.
The case was adjourned till September 19, 2016.