One Joachim Iroko, aka Joe, who allegedly named his dog “Buhari” for obvious reason known to him was on Monday remanded at the Ibara Prison following his arraignment at the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State.
Joe was reportedly charged to court by the police for a breach of the peace conduct, in a case with suit number MOT/617c/2016.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector Itaita Ebibomini, the accused committed the offence on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Hausa section of Ketere Market in Sango-Ota, in the Ota Magisterial District.
Ebibomini had told the court that the offence was punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.
However, the accused, through his counsel, U. Michael, pleaded not guilty to the charge before the Court.
“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,” the charge read.
The Chief Magistrate, B. J. Ojikutu, placed Iroko on bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum, stressing that the sureties must be regular tax payers in the state.
“They must attach four passport photographs each to the bail bond, depose to affidavits of being gainfully employed, and reside in the court’s jurisdiction,” he added.
The case was adjourned till September 19, 2016.
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