Man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ released from prisons


Joachim Iroko, a 41 year-old trader charged in Ogun State for allegedly naming and inscribing ‘Buhari’ on his pet dog, has been released from prisons after meeting his bail conditions, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

Mr. Iroko faces a one-count charge of intention to cause breach of public peace.

He was arraigned before Bolaji Ojikutu of Sango-Otta Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning and was subsequently granted a N50,000 bail.

He was transferred to prisons while his family sought money for his released.

Mr. Iroko met his bail conditions yesterday after receiving about N90,000 through fundraising appeal coordinated by a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong.

He was released around noon on Thursday and went straight to his residence in Sango-Otta, Ogun State.

Mr. Iroko was first arrested on August 14 after police received complaints from a neighbour, Halilu Umar, that he had named his dog ‘Buhari’ in an apparent attempt to ridicule his father, whose name is ‘Alhaji Buhari’.

The matter had generated huge interest across Nigeria and sparked debates about free speech.

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  • Dazmillion

    Was his dog arrested too?

    • Olu-Lion

      in collaboration with his friends, they killed and ate the poor dog….. in other words they ate Buhari

      • Fadama

        Guy you no serious o lol

  • Fadama

    This shouldn’t have been in the courts in the first place. Absolute waste of time.

  • favourtalk

    I believe lesson has been learnt, we shall surely move forward. he will never in his life try such evil act again

  • Ojeleye Iyiola

    Inscribing BUHARI on the dog does warrant any from of litigation.There was no any specification,hence,the entertainment of the case by a court of law is simply an abuse of judicial process and ignorance of his lawyer.But if Mr. Iroko has confessed to ridiculing Mr. Buhari by his action,then he should face the wrath of law.