After yesterday arraignment of Mr. Joachim Iroko, the man who named his pet dog “Alhaji Buhari”, he was later remanded at the Ibara Prison following the judgement of Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State.
Mr. Joachim was charged to court by the Police, who alleged that his conduct is likely to breach public peace. The police prosecutor said the act was punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.
Here’s what the charge said: “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.”
Joachim (formerly addressed as Joe F. Chinakwe) was formerly arrested last week and released before being arrested again on Friday.
He pleaded not guilty and applied for bail.
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.
The case was adjourned till September 19, 2016.
Since his family members couldn’t procure his bail at the moment, he was remanded in prison.