A man in Ogun State has put himself in trouble for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari.’
The trader, Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, 30, of No 10, Omikunle Street, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, was reportedly arrested last weekend, after one of his neighbours of Northern extraction, complained bitterly that he named his dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari.
The complainant reported the case at Sango Police Station, last Saturday, after which the trader was arrested and detained, Vanguard reports.
Efforts by the police to recover the dog, which they intended using as evidence failed as the suspect allegedly asked his friends secretly to kill the dog and possibly eat the meat in order to avoid being implicated.
However, appeals by his friends and relations for the police to grant him bail failed as the complainant and his kinsmen reportedly threatened to kill the trader if he was released on bail.
However, relatives of the suspect who went to Sango police station to further plead for his bail were informed that the case file and the suspect had been transferred to Ogun State Police Command headquarters, at Eleweran.