Real reason we charged man who named his dog “Buhari” to court -– Police

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The police on Monday decried public comments linking President Muhammadu Buhari with the ongoing saga over a dog named “Buhari” in Ogun State.

A 40-year old trader, Joe Chinakwe, was recently arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly naming his dog “Buhari.” He has since been granted bail.

Some members of the public have however associated the president with the matter.

The Ogun State Police Command and Zone 2 Police Command, in separate statements, said series of uncomplimentary remarks against the president over the case were uncalled for.

In the statement by the Zonal Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police said the matter was grossly misconstrued, explaining that the president has nothing to do with it as it was erroneously perceived‎.

The police explained that the case before it showed that one Alhaji Buhari, the father of the complainant, Haliru Umar, both of who live in Ketere Area of Sango Ota in Ado/Odo-Ota LGA of the state, were involved.

The statement said, “The attention of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has been drawn to series of uncomplimentary comments and publications in respect of the case of a man, Joe Chinakwe, who was arrested and charged to court by the Ogun State Police Command for naming his dog “Buhari” and wishes to state categorically that the matter was grossly misconstrued.

“The Zonal Command wishes to clarify and set the records straight that the case, as it was erroneously perceived, has nothing to do with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, but with one Alhaji Buhari, the biological father of the complainant, Alhaji Halilu Umar, all of Ketere Area, Sango Ota in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The police explained that Mr. Chinakwe was not charged to court for naming his dog “Buhari” but for his behaviour and that the suspect had been having conflicts with Mr. Umar, which made him to name his dog after the latter’s father.

“Also, it’s fundamental to state that the man was not charged to court for christening his dog Buhari, but for the behaviours of the suspect and circumstances surrounding the matter when Mr. Joe, who had been having conflicts with his neighbour, (complainant) named his dog Buhari, his neighbour’s father’s name, inscribed Buhari on both sides of the said dog, and started parading the dog with swagger amongst his neighbours and/ traders who are mostly northerners,” the statement added.

“The said Joe was actually attacked by the people around for his action before he was rescued by the police. The timely intervention of the police prevented a crisis or inter-tribal crisis in the area.

The zonal police command called for the understanding of members of the public on Mr. Chinakwe’s action, which it said was capable of causing a breach of public peace.

It said the suspect was charged under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code.

“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Lagos, AIG Absulmajid Ali, appeals to the general public to understand the action of the police in the matter, which is in consonance with the primary duties of the Nigeria Police Force as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and accept it as a professional way of preventing total breakdown of law and order,” the statement said.

On its part, the Ogun State Police Command, in a statement by its spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, also said the president had no connection with the matter.

“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a story in some section of the media regarding the case of Joachim Iroko who named his dog Buhari and was subsequently arrested and charged to court,” the police command said.

It said Mr. Umar reported the matter at the Sango Police Station to report claiming that Mr. Chinakwe provoked him by inscribing his father’s name ‘Buhari’ on both sides of his dog knowing fully well that it was his father’s name.

“The suspect was invited and he did not deny the allegation. All efforts to resolve the matter amicably between the two parties proved futile and it was about to degenerate to a serious crisis within the area, hence, the command took a proactive step by charging the case to court in order to avert unnecessary blood shedding,” the statement said.

“The command wants to make it clear to members of the public that the case has nothing to do with the President as some media are painting it to be. It is a clear case between the complainant and the suspect whose action was seen as one that is likely to cause breach of peace.”

The state police command said it was its duty to protect life and property, as well as to guard against anything that could lead to the breakdown of law and order “which is exactly we did in this case.”

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  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    The case makes a lot of sense and the police should keep up their good work.

  • tundemash

    Stup1d police, in as much as you rightly acted to prevent public disorder, why wait for over a week to make this statement allowing the wailing wailers to spread their untruths as usual. Hope you have learnt from this and the Public Relations dept need to be more proactive in dissemination of information to the public else teh mischief makers would muddle up issues and you would be left having to defend yourself.

    • Ozoemena Nwafor

      Police are on defence,eg in enugu fulani herdsmen killed more than fourteen people n ppro said four. The PPRO said it was by miscreants. Court does not make peace.police are polishing their impromptu action,why not force the two parties to sign an undertaking forstall crisis?

      • tundemash

        Whatever grudges you have, do not get it mixed up here. Court does not make peace ? That must be from a naive mind. And at same time you want police to use force to ensure peace.
        The court is meant to get justice for either the defendant or the accuser so don’t be scared of the court if you are not up to any mischief yourself. And stop spreading ignorance all over the place.

        • Netanyahu

          Defendant and accused are same. You are beginning to sound like your daura friend who is pfiting kwarapsian.

          • tundemash

            Another drunk !

      • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

        Were you there when the 14 were killed?

        • Ozoemena Nwafor

          Yes,its my town;quote me

          • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

            It does not answer the question, ‘were you there?’. A lot of people dont even know anything about their town because they lived all there lives away from that so called town. so that it is your town is not an evidence. Were you there?

          • Ozoemena Nwafor

            You can not understand, I said yes. May you never see your family brutalised or murdered in cold blood. It is bad

    • Ozoemena Nwafor

      Police ulterior motive is disorganised by the public n media.court is not solution. Court does not make peace. Police wanted to punish Joe. They could have forced them to sign an undertaking for the sake of peace.

      • tundemash

        The court is meant to get justice for either to the defendant or the accuser so don’t be scared of the court if you are not up to any mischief yourself. And stop spreading ignorance all over the place.

        • Ozoemena Nwafor

          Have you been to court room before? If yes you will understand that court is not for the just.they base argument on fact not on truth.I have seen where police with their discretion make peace even on more gravious offence,so this case could have been managed better. Iam not bias.

          • tundemash

            I assumed you have been to the court room and you probably lost out; that is not a reason to claim the court is not meant to get justice. You sound like the person who claimed education is expensive; I will advise you try ignorance then. Limit your primitive thinking to the creek where cases are taken before the village chief !

          • Ozoemena Nwafor

            it seems you are limited in your comprehension of my logic.just disengage yourself from illusion and bigotry. Free yourself from prejudice and embibe reasoning.free yourself from shackles of low quotient and rational decadence.

          • tundemash

            Dunce; you believe in jungle justice; you can keep ranting for as long as u like.

    • Netanyahu

      “Hailer”, what are you still hailing at this time? You must be embarrassed by your hero’s outright failure in alleviating the massive hardship he has wrought on Nigerians in the past one year. What are you still hailing, I ask again? Naira at 420/$, fuel at 145/L, TSA, support for murderous foolani criminals, appointment of his in-laws, cronies and every goon he can lay his hands on in Daura, etc. We have granted the dullard all his requests yet the economy is comatose. What are you hailing yariba jingoist, even at the point of losing your sanity?

      • tundemash

        Olodo, keep wailing here and hoping anyone is embarrassed. The only embarrassment anyone right thinking Nigerians should have the is the scale of the theft of your destiny being revealed daily !

    • Johnson

      Don’t rush to insults. The Police, at the station, made the clarification even before he was charged to court, however, mischief makers including the media chose to associate it with the President, even the Economist of London was fooled. A lot of Nigerians are consumed by a hate syndrome that beclouds their reasoning. The Police is only reinforcing and reiterating what it had said before. The Nigerian media habours too many mischief makers and the government needs to recognise this and counter their moves by always coming out with the facts. The government needs to engage the public more than it is doing presently.

      • tundemash

        Can you pls paste the link where the police made this clarification here before the man was charged court ?

        • Johnson

          Check Vanguard of August 18th.

          • blueeyedkitten

            infact, i knew the truth of this case much much earlier. the news was first broken by the BBC Hausa service(London), and was correctly reported. i was extremely angry when i saw our stup!d and biased media reporting this news otherwise. nigerians are damn gullible. the so called educated ones are even worst. however, the police should have still reacted much earlier than now. not that i would’ve made much difference….as you can see from some of the response here. smh!

          • tundemash

            how difficult is it for u to paste a link here ?

  • Ozoemena Nwafor

    Has the umar appeased with charging Joe to court by the police? Why did they kill the dog? Police should have been more diplomatic and careful by trying harder to resolve the issue rather than rushing to court. The two parties should be lobbied to embrace peace because court does not make peace.

    • RestructureNigeriaNow

      No, damages must be paid to to Mr. Iroko. Lobby what?

  • DTaj

    After you had allowed corrupt people and their beneficiaries, tribal bigots and fools, and several bad people who want Nigeria to remain impoverished had insulted President Buahri for almost 2 weeks! Why didn’t the Police make this clarification on the next day? I read earlier that it was one Alhaji Buhari, the neighbor’s father that was involved but the corrupt media continued to say it was President Buhari!

    The social media is becoming a theatre of war and avenue for falsehood in Nigeria!

  • RestructureNigeriaNow

    Nigeria is indeed a joke. Spit.

    • dele20

      Nigeria is indeed a great land

      NIGERIA WILL ALWAYS STAND

  • Daniel Ikwuagwu

    What a police force. Took them TWO WHOLE weeks to clarify! And its still almost lame to hear. I will agree that Joe deliberately taunted and provoked Umar. The police actions smirks of bias and lacked finesse. Period. TWO WHOLE WEEKS while the nation was almost engulfed in fireworks!

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      Of what significance is this case to have necessitated a press release? It only become imperative when some scums would not end their mischief making with the issue. Joe even won a media award for his popularity. Unfortunately, all these scums are not suffering what Joe is suffering now. A Joe that struggled to get himself bailed out for 50k probably has no financial strength to pay any lawyer not to suggest a SAN. So the police eventually lend credence to the scums associating the case the President yet, that will not free Joe who in his moment of overzealousness, used his tail to fan a cool ember.

  • Nigeria4u

    A dog is better than Buhari, however Ogun state police is another Liar
    Mohammed because President Buhari is linked to the case, the victim
    named his Dog Buhari because of the love he has for President Buhari.

    • OdeyPeter Odo

      If there is this love between him and PMB, let hime name his child after ‘the Buhari’. I hear his wife is pregnant so he should name the baby after Buhari or Aisha.

  • Kickboxer

    ANIMALS are running Ogun Police

  • Ebubedike

    “The said Joe was actually attacked by the people around for his action before he was rescued by the police.” And the victim of that assault is now the accused. There is no iota truth is the police’s statements – afterthought. The issue is centre, front and back about President Buhari. Personally, I don’t think the dog deserved to be so insulted by associating it with the name Buhari.

    • No Bull …..

      Personally, I don’t think there is a word in the English language to describe the depth of your hatred for the president.

      • dele20

        No matter his hatred, nothing stop PMB from improving our nation

        Nigeria will always stand

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      You probably are a free range rabid dog.

  • amazing2012

    Naming somebody’s father a dog is an insult and provocative. However ignoring a dog (the man) is better. Igbos are satanically unpeaceful humans. Anywhere you find Igbos there must be trouble and violence. They are possessed with evil spirit of problem and trouble. See how and what this man has brought to his family.
    The man says he love the president that is why he named the dog after him. The question to ask is, is the president his Neirghbor ? Why he should not name the dog after his wife, mother or anyone else in his family ? So he loves the president more than other family members ?
    The man should charged for provocation that breach peace and attack on personality.
    Igbos are cursed !

    • Capt

      Please, give me a break

    • Neo

      Was the complainant’s father called a dog or a dog was named after him!? Knuckle head!!!

    • Tayo Patriot

      You are correct.

    • Ozoemena Nwafor

      You can say any thing you have your mouth for talk. know that one of his dogs is called Joe his own name

      • Bulldozer

        So the man named one of his dogs his own name. Then he has no case to answer. He should sue both the Nigerian police and the complainant for unlawful arrest and detention.

  • Capt

    Police force are making a mockery of themselves. Generally you would expect police to try make peace whenever civil matters are brought before them. However, the speed which they charged this Joe was very very suspicious. I have not seen police act that fast even over more serious matters like robbery, murder etc. It is the Nigerian police that made people begin to associate PMB to this matter. This matter is very trivial. You can name your dog whatever you like. Isco that is playing for real madrid named his dog messi….it was never seen as insult to the real messi.

  • Bulldog

    During former president Olusegun Obasanjo regime people called him all sort of names, comedians compare him and barboom and monkeys yet Obasanjo did not jail or even arrest any body as regard the deformation of character. Why buhari govt?. Any way a father is always a father. Obansanjo is father to all Nigerians. In a civilized country where people used dog as a pet animal u can named it any thing including Obama and even John Kerry. Bcus Tiger is a name of person, stone is a name of a person, water is a name of a person, as for me ooo I see nothing wrong if a person decide to name is dog buhari. Why Muslim and particularly northerners frown at it naming dog after buhari is bcus Islam forbid dog assuming the man name his cow buhari they wouldn’t be any issue to that. Tnks

    • Patrick

      Bulldog man.You are told now that it has nothing to do with the President. Next stage ,you attack the Hausa community. Character matters.

  • Oga, POlice, time will tell. We will wait for time and the thruth in issues will be known to public.

  • West

    Will NEVER vote for any Northerner again. Useless animals. No single Fulani herdsman has ever been arrested and charge despite thousands people they have murdered yet an innocent man is being charged for exercising is right. Surely this case willl be a campaign issue come 2019.

    • favourtalk

      you didnt vote any before, liars

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      How you must learn that 170,000,000 minus you is quite a huge number still.

  • favourtalk

    i believe he must have learnt a lesson from that folly act now

    • dele20

      As a scapegoat, he has learnt his lesson

  • Our name is Oh!

    These clowns are stgill carrying on with their BS!
    They should know that there is NO law with regards to naming your pet.
    My first Dog was a German Shepard I called “shit head”

    Currently, I have a female German Shepard named Akuya….and a male Irish Wolfhound I named Dogonyaro!
    It is nobodies business what I name anything!

    Joe Chinakwe, the fact that you were deprived of your freedom for something you did that was not against the law means you have instant liquidity!
    Find a good lawyer and sue the crap out of The police and the Federal Government. You will NEVER EVER win a case against the federal Government….and your suing it ismerely a gesture that strenfgtens your case against the Police.

    There are folks on this very forum that will handle your case expertly. Reply my comment with the word “Kilonshele” and I will send you their usernames!

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      I suppose Joe was charged to a court of law, not court of opinion or beer parlour tribunal. So when you are done with your beer, go back home to vomit your intestine while Joe has his day in a court of law. I will also advise all you ethnic jingoists to gather enough money, take loan from accumulated tithe from those making this a religious thing, to hire SANs who have been shouting on social media that there is no law against JOe’s action………and simple go and defend him. Not a rocket science you would agree.

      • Our name is Oh!

        You this Coconut head, you do know no one can copyright a human name right?

  • Neo

    It’s a pity that the Nigeria Police saw Mr iroko’s action as “one that is likely to cause breach of peace” just to satisfy a certain section in Ogun state.

    Recently, a pastor and two others were viciously murdered, and in cold blood (their killings were unprovoked) by unpatriotic and satanic northerners.

    All that the police spokesperson, one Umar, could tell Nigerians was that they (the police) were prompt in intervening by “chasing” the killers away with APCs. NO ARREST! What a shame!

    It is shocking that the police does not know that killings like these could lead to anarchy in other parts of the country.

    They see what they want to see. They arrest who the northerners say they should arrest. The way it looks, it seems some sections feel they own Nigeria and they can decide for others how Nigeria should go.

    It will not work! Not if they want to preserve the tensile strength of the last viable fibre of cohesion of this entity called NIGERIA!!!

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      Did you just say it will not work? By your analysis it is working already….. What is left is for you to hug a transformer while Joe has his days in court. Blind bat!

      • Neo

        I believe as a sane person you can make your point based on reported facts and not resorting to insults. Without putting myself at risk of being seen accused of condescending, I’m not convinced you are not intellectually-challenged!!!

  • SamPsalm

    There is nothing brave about refusing to admit that the Police is right and all the so-called human rights, social media and television talk-rich wrong on this one. Naming your dog the name of your neighbour’s father is a deep insult: and where it is charged with the inter-tribal dynamics in a neigbourhood where neither parties are indigenous to, it is a recipe for senseless killing. I congratulate the Police for nipping this in the bud. The despatch displyed even in charging the man to court is commendable. Those who want to live in their bubble are welcome to live in it – but not at the expense of the lives of others or the peace of the neighbourhood of others.

    • Fatai Fehintola

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, the police need not be apologetic about their action!

      • Our name is Oh!

        you are a moron advocating for his own subjugation!
        It is folks like you that Fela was talking about when he said “Police go slap your face, you no go talk; Army man go whip your nyash, you go dey look like dundee!”

    • MoreThanConqueror

      All of you are one,Is there any law restraining from one from naming anyone buhari which is incidentally happens to be his neigbours name, this line of defence is an after though borne out of mere suspicion,of course,suspicion no matter how ingenious cannot amount to a single legal proof, the haste that attended the AIG and Ogun state Police command taking special interest in the matter smacks Buhari and APC gang up, What those christians that were actually killed, no arrests,no investigations, But just because the Man is a christian, or igbo extraction, the endangered species,See the haste that surround the illtreatments, we know there is grand design to destroy the igbo stocks in Nigeria and the Christain, But if the Plan is not from God, all of you out there will surely fail,becausse in all these things we are more than conquerors through Christ that love us

      • Jimson

        You, like a few other misguided igbo miscreants have a little sense of circumspection which makes you to see nothing wrong in insulting other people’s heroes. The dog is an anathema to the Muslim person. Besides, except in the warped eating habit of your kindred, the dog is never on the menu list. In general, it is an animal that is loath-some to a great number of people especially in the Muslim north where the president comes from. If you talk of after-thought, why do you find it difficult to see Joe’s claim of love for the president an after-thought? Now, in spite of the inevitability of the cow meat on everybody’s menu list, have you ever seen or heard of a cattle carrying the inscription ojukwu or azikwe or ekwueme or any prominent iboman on its sides? You may not have been born or your father might have been too young for the narrative, the regrettable pogrom leading to the forgettable civil war bore similar roots to the present lack of requisite introspection. Let all imbibe the spirit of mutual respect.

        • Oladele

          They are always mischievous and lacks discretion.

      • ADEX

        Those one they kill do you know what led to their death? So for Joe not to cause another trouble among them , need to be cautioned. I just want to believe you guys know the truth but just decided to be arguing blindly . One Hausa man will go and write Ojukwu on his dog both side and go to Alaba market in the most dominated by Igbo what do u thing we happened.

        • Ogom

          That would be a very bad idea

      • soyo

        Mumu of first order! Tell me your mama’s name, let me name my pig after her and bring it to your home when your mother has been brought to your home from the village. We shall see if it means something or not.

    • Marcus Ijele

      Your judgment is soooooo poor.

    • Uwa

      Are you a lawyer? If you are, then you need to go back to school. If you are not a lawyer, then I forgive your poor attempt at quoting law. Next time , dont qoute what you dont know.

      • SamPsalm

        CRIMINAL CODE -S. 283 – 285

        “283. The term “provocation”, used with reference to an offence of which an assault is an element, includes, except as hereinafter stated, any wrongful act or insult of such a nature as to be likely, when done to an ordinary person, or in the presence of an ordinary person to another person who is under his immediate care, or to whom he stands in a conjugal, parental, filial, or fraternal, relation, or in the relation of master or servant, to deprive him of the power of self-control, and to induce him to assault the person by whom the act or insult is done or offered.

        When such an act or insult is done or offered by one person to another, or in the presence of another to a person who is under the immediate care of that other, or to whom the latter stands in any such relation as aforesaid, the former is said to give to the latter provocation for an assault…

        284. A person is not criminally responsible for an assault committed upon a person who gives him provocation for the assault, if he is in fact deprived by the provocation of the power of self-control, and acts upon it on the sudden and before there is time for his passion to cool; provided that the force used is not disproportionate to the provocation, and is not intended, and is not such as is likely, to cause death or grievous harm.

        Whether any particular act or insult is such as to be likely to deprive an ordinary person of the power of self-control and to induce him to assault the person by-whom the act or insult is done or offered, and whether, in any particular case, the person provoked was actually deprived by the provocation of the power of self-control, and whether any force used is or is not disproportionate to the provocation, are questions of fact.

        285. It is lawful for any person to use such force as is reasonably necessary to prevent the repetition of an act or insult of such a nature as to be provocation to him for an assault:

        Provided that the force used is not intended and is not such as is likely, to cause death or grievous harm.”

    • soyo

      Your judgement is soooooo right! Don’t mind the bunch of mumus condemning your thought. You really made sense.

    • Our name is Oh!

      Obviously we are in disagreement!
      A female friend took a big crap at my place last night that clogged my toilet.
      Since this shit refused to to do the reasonable thing and leave an area it is unqualified to be..and.because I believe the creator of this offending turd is from your own fathers village, I named it SamPsalm!
      So far, I think I have fulfilled your requirements. Sue me! Take me to court you freaking imbecile!

  • George

    Buhari hates Dogs but like Cow so everyone should be calling him Cow head president. Yeye people

  • share Idea

    Police said the complainant’s father’s name is Alhaji Buhari but Joe name his dog ‘Buhari’, and Nigerian police arrived at conclusion that the dog’s name is the name of the complainant’s father.

    Nigeria we hail thee

  • Eze

    for me this situation is very sensitive as one might be tempted to swing to one side of the story more than the other. but to put it straight : it is not a crime to give any of your pet any name you so desire no matter the circumstances. the police can never win this case in a court of law, even if the man was charged for causing public disorder in the circumstance. in a normal clime, it is the complainant that would be reprimanded for intruding in another man’s private affairs. needless to stress further the obvious fact, I think the disharmony between the neighbours gave rise to the vexation by the complainant above the naming of the dog after his father. like I said in another post, the treacherous and overzealousnes of the majority uneducated police officersthat led to the shameful handling of the case which has also affected the image and name of the president both locally and internationally. our police institution is crude, fraudulent and criminal in nature. they thought they will get promoted by the presidency for handly such a purely demostic misunderstanding in such a manner.

    • henry

      Do you understand English and the explanation of the Police? go to the section of the criminal code that was used.if you name your dog a name that is the same as mine and you inscribed the name on your dog and you move the dog around me and my kinsmen what do you expect? I should be smiling, you don’t know that where my right begin is where your right terminate. Better read the statement again and be objective in reasoning. Your brother will go to jail for free if he did not handle the case seriously. Since you all think it is President Buhari that is behind it.The truth of a matter was put on the table for all to see you refuse to listen whipping up sentiment I am sorry for all of you,who has imbibed ignorance as a virtue. What a tragedy !

      • Eze

        Bros, i still believe you can make your points without the first sentence. coming to the point you made, i think i agree with you that the man had some level of senister in mind with the inscribtion of the name on the dog. i also believe the president has nothing to do with this matter. but the point which i still mentain is that giving a dog or a pet a name does not, and should not constitute an offense in a civilise world. yes i also agree with you that this man can possibly go to jail if the case is not properly handle. and my last point is the fact that our police can be overzealous when it comes to certain issues. they want to play eye service. if the name in question were not Buhari, i doubt if they will handle the case in such a manner

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Those linking president Muhammadu Buhari,to the strict immediate swift actions of the Ogun State police command, are those South-East and South-South posters of comments in this forum and other public media forums.
    In a civilize society,every sane Nigerian would have supported the police action against Mr Chinakwe, who named his dog Buhari and paraded his dog with the sticker of Buhari through the Hausa/Fulani sector in Sango-Ota,Ogun-State.
    Those supporters of mr Chinakwe, are traditionally known with the culture of lacking due respect and honour for their parents and elders even in their own communities.They call their paternal fathers and mothers,by their first names and they always try to extend such abhorrence culture to people from othe3r region and tribes in Nigeria, who regard such practice absurd.

    • Uwa

      From your title, you are either a medical doctor, academic doctor, honoris causa, or any other type of doctor (I struggle to exempt traditional doctor). Whichever, you should be, I assume, well informed to make a better judgement. How did you arrive at your statistics that it is South East and South South posters that linked the case to PMB? That is porous. Why do you ethnicize every issue? Is Femi Falana S.A.N from South East or South South? Have you read his comment, if you are given to reading dutifully? And again what culture are you referring to? If you are given to respect as an individual or community or region, as you have exclusively appropriated, then you should have exhibited same respect to the sensibilities of people of the South East and South South. When has calling ones parents by name, if indeed it is empirically the case, become a crime or sin or mark of disrespect. Anyway, there is diversity in cultural orientation and practice in Nigeria and such diversity or differences cannot be a gauge of inferiority or superiority of one culture to another. You may lie flat on the floor perfunctorily to greet your dad whom you have little or scant respect for. I may give my dad a “hi five”or “chop knuckle”, yet we enjoy each others confidence unlike you and your dad. So it is a simple failure of respect to describe another man’s culture as abhorrent.

      • focus

        I hav gat no strent to talk buh I wana tel u dat u are indeed mature.

  • Edon B.

    A Nigeria Senator even called a colleague “Dog” in a formal meeting, yet no one was charge to court? Nigeria we hail thee!

    • Our name is Oh!

      Calling a human being with a name that is not his/hers can be deemed a verbal assault!
      Calling your Dog that same humans name might be tacky, nut it is not against the law!

  • Konyesilifu

    Surely no one can fault the police on the facts. There was clear case of extreme provocation capable of occasioning a breach of public peace. Any of a number of possibilities for a fight existed. The one whose feeling was injured might kill the dog and a fight may ensue or he might directly attack the offender and a fight would ensue. The crowd might even fall upon the offender and this might set off a fight between supporters of the offender and supporters of Buhari. People must behave sensibly and respect the feelings of others .

    • Our name is Oh!

      What did Fela call his two dogs? Obasanjo and Abiola! Right?

      • Konyesilifu

        What happened to Fela?

  • SamPsalm

    Before you run out and give a newly acquired toro-toro or turkey the name of your wicked boss or landlord who increases rent every year, note what the Criminal |Code says:

    CRIMINAL CODE -S. 283 – 285

    “283. The term “provocation”, used with reference to an offence of which an assault is an element, includes, except as hereinafter stated, any wrongful act or insult of such a nature as to be likely, when done to an ordinary person, or in the presence of an ordinary person to another person who is under his immediate care, or to whom he stands in a conjugal, parental, filial, or fraternal, relation, or in the relation of master or servant, to deprive him of the power of self-control, and to induce him to assault the person by whom the act or insult is done or offered.

    When such an act or insult is done or offered by one person to another, or in the presence of another to a person who is under the immediate care of that other, or to whom the latter stands in any such relation as aforesaid, the former is said to give to the latter provocation for an assault…

    284. A person is not criminally responsible for an assault committed upon a person who gives him provocation for the assault, if he is in fact deprived by the provocation of the power of self-control, and acts upon it on the sudden and before there is time for his passion to cool; provided that the force used is not disproportionate to the provocation, and is not intended, and is not such as is likely, to cause death or grievous harm.

    Whether any particular act or insult is such as to be likely to deprive an ordinary person of the power of self-control and to induce him to assault the person by-whom the act or insult is done or offered, and whether, in any particular case, the person provoked was actually deprived by the provocation of the power of self-control, and whether any force used is or is not disproportionate to the provocation, are questions of fact.

    285. It is lawful for any person to use such force as is reasonably necessary to prevent the repetition of an act or insult of such a nature as to be provocation to him for an assault:

    Provided that the force used is not intended and is not such as is likely, to cause death or grievous harm.”

    • Our name is Oh!

      You forget that Nigerians are Buhari’s employer!

  • Our name is Oh!

    Why is this thing an issue?
    The President owns no rights to his name even when such includes his position, Titlle and/or location.
    No reasonable court can imprison an individual for using a name except if such use is for impersonation!
    You can talk of insult all you want….but keep in mind, Buhari is YOUR employee as a Nigerian!

    All those clowns talking about intimidation should please be quiet!

    I can name my last shit ” kayode fayose, former minister of Aviation turned spokesperson for the then ruling PDP” and as long as I am engaged in no acts to impersonate Fayose, no one has a case against me!