Court Finally Frees Man Who Named His Dog ‘Buhari’ After A Year Detention
Charges filed against Mr. Iroko, the man who named his dog, ‘Buhari’ in Ogun State, has been dismissed by the Chief Magistrate Court, Sango, yesterday.
Magistrate O. O. Adebo said the prosecutor failed to substantiate his case against Joachim Iroko and consequently struck out all charges preferred against him.
Mr. Iroko’s lawyer was ecstatic, yesterday, praising the court for the verdict.
The 41year old was arrested in August 2016 for causing a breach of peace after he was reported by his neighbour, for naming his dog Buhari.
The neighbour, identified as Haliru Umar from Sokoto State, said Mr. Iroko harbored sinister motives when he named his dog Buhari.
Speaking with the press after the verdict, the suspect, Joachim Iroko said he has been vindicated.
He thanked all those that cried out on his behalf during the traumatic period of his being dragged from one police station to another.
First and Foremost, I would like to thank especially, the press media for blowing the case open to the public and Ebun Adegborowa, human rights lawyer, that came to my rescue” he mentioned.