One Joe Chinakwe, who was alleged to have named his pet dog ‘Buhari’ will be arraigned before a competent court in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday.
This was disclosed on Friday by the State acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi. He said, that Chinakwe’s action could lead to ethnic crisis if not properly handled.
The acting PPRO said that the suspect who is a trader in Sango area confessed to have named his dog ‘Buhari’ and that the name was boldly written on both sides of the dog.
“The man is here with us, he is at the Criminal Investigation Department. The charge will be prepared here and he will be arraigned at Sango Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
“He is going to court on Monday because what he did was highly provocative. It can cause ethnic and religious crisis.
“We have to be proactive, we cannot fold our arms and allow the state to be plunged into crisis.”
The suspect was arrested Saturday last week when one of his neighbours reported him to the police that he named the dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari.