Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, a trader, who was arrested by Nigerian Policemen in Ogun state for naming his dog
“Buhari”, has disclosed why he gave his dog the name.
Chinakwe, 31, who trades on second hand clothing, lamented that he was made to suffer for no just cause.
He disclosed that he named his dog “Buhari” because of his admiration of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said “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.”