The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Zone II Command Headquarters in Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali, had called for the transfer of the case file of a man alleged to have named his dog ‘Buhari.’
Ali said the case should be transferred to his desk without delay.
“For now, the AIG Zone II has called for a meeting that we want to call the parties involved in the matter to see how the matter could be resolved,” Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told Premium Times.
Joe Chinakwe was arrested and detained in police cell in Sango Otta, Ogun State, for three days last week after a neighbour complained that he named his dog ‘Buhari.’
However, Chinakwe claimed the dog was named after president Muhammadu Buhari, who he said was his hero.
A neighbour, who police identified as Halilu Umar from Sokoto State, reportedly told the police that Mr. Chinakwe’s decision was aimed at spiting and ridiculing his father who also happened to be named ‘Alhaji Buhari.’
Oyeyemi said since the AIG had shown interest in the case and wanted to broker a peace amongst the parties involved, Chinakwe might not be charged to court again on Monday.
“The matter may likely not go to court again on Monday,” Mr. Oyeyemi said.