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Igbo Trader Arrested For Writing Buhari’s Name On His Dog In Sango Ota Ogun State

igbo trader names dog after buhari

August 18, 2016 – Nigerian Man, Igbo Trader Arrested For Naming His Dog Buhari ; Hausa Man Reported Him To Police In Sango Ota Ogun State

An Igbo trader is still in police detention for insulting the name of one Alhaji Buhari after naming his dog Buhari.

The 30-year-old trader who sells female wears in Sango Ota reportedly wrote Buhari on both sides of his dog but last weekend, an Hausa neighbour complained bitterly that he named his dog after his late father, Alhaji Buhari.

He later reported the matter at Sango Police station.

Moments later, the trader was arrested and detained after police saw the inscriptions on the dog.

However the suspect reportedly ordered his kinsmen to kill and eat the dog to cover up any evidence police might use against him.

The suspect has been transferred to Ogun State Police Command headquarters at Eleweran.

A police source said the suspect boldly wrote Buhari on both sides of its body and was seen parading the neighbourhood dominated by Hausas with it.

He is currently facing breach of public peace and attempting to cause religious chaos.

The suspect identified as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe is making frantic effort to secure his bail.



  1. Endure

    August 18, 2016 at 4:35 AM

    That hausa person whom after complaining bitterly reported the issue to the police deserve to be commended. That humble attitude is extremely rear among that tribe. Through the use of his wisdom,he has averted what would have resulted to an inferno of uncontrol violence and killings. That igbo guy should be meant to pay heavily to secure his bail. He has really demonstrated his foolishness in the public using his dog to look for trouble by writing hausa name on his dog. This are people that are known of loosing there temper easily and he’s there looking for there trouble. Why didn’t he write his own family igbo name on his dog? Nonsense trouble finder.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    August 18, 2016 at 5:53 AM

    I CAN DIVIDE this story into LEGAL and REAL:

    1) LEGALLY speaking, they have nothing against that guy. People have named their dogs human names before now. In fact, about 95% of dog names are human, and as long as it is no breach of human rights to name animals after humans, this guy has not committed any offence. Moreover, the guy could claim he had named the dog after a very good friend of his, and not the said Alhaji Buhari. The police should therefore release him pronto(For where? For Nigeria?).

    1) TO BE REALISTIC, this guy is as guilty as a heavy load. Some people appear to have the ministry of ridiculing others and fomenting troubles. This is clearly fun poked at the dead man, and it is a flagrant disregard of courteous propriety. No respect for the dead. Any man who values peaceful coexistence, even if he must give his dog a human name, will not give it the name of somebody in his neighbourhood. While a man from the west may never mind meeting a dog namesake, Africans, especially Nigerians, would definitely feel embarrassed.

    BUT AGAIN, we may never know what led up to giving this dog this presidential name. Once more, it is even possible that the Igboman had Aso Rock in mind yet his neighbours are shouting.

    CONCLUSION: The police always knows a fertile ground when they see one. It all now depends on who/what the troublesome guy knows.

  3. Oke Joe

    August 18, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    As derogatory as it might sound it did not constitute any criminal breach known to our law. Any person can name his pet any name of his choice. My sons pet dog is Clinton and so bloody what?

  4. Koolz

    August 18, 2016 at 7:03 AM

    Hahahaha.. Why you like trouble na?? Anyway sorry. I pray God grants you bail and may you learn from your mistakes..

    And So…..

    #LGO: Life Goes On#

  5. Sweetchy

    August 18, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    Short of words.
    People should be extremely careful these days.

  6. RAPO

    August 18, 2016 at 7:20 AM


  7. Bankole Jones

    August 18, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Igbos and Hausas can’t end the war fraternity. Except the country separate.

  8. ttt

    August 18, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    This is rubbish in a lawless country, you can name your dog or any of your pet anything you care why is this one making headline
    please this country belongs to all of us not to the north alone
    I have my dog I called OBJ does it mean insult to anybody?

  9. sola olaniyi

    August 18, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    nah wah for naija o…what is wrong in naming one’s dog Buhari again

  10. Maryf

    August 18, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    So so funny. I can’t stop laughing, does it mean he didn’t see other name to name his dog or was just looking for trouble? Wonders shall never end

  11. NIKE

    August 18, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Where in sango otta cos i stays in sango and have not heard of the information only on social media

  12. Thricy

    August 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Lol this man get time ooo.

  13. betty

    August 18, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Rubbish, the people u are supposed to arrest u didn’t.

  14. huchennar

    August 18, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    LWKMD… what i don’t understand is why he ordered his people to kill the dog and eat.. i believe he can defend himself in court with the help of a good lawyer and i also believe he has the right to name his dog whatever name he wants to.. and for the reporter “are you sure your father’s name is Alhaji Buhari”


  15. venerable

    August 18, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Radarada! This is absolutely a childish acts

  16. fifelomo

    August 18, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Arrant nonsense.

  17. Truce

    August 18, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    It only shows he is hiding somethg by killing d dog, this is a deliberate attempt to provoke someone or group of people.
    Even though u name ur dog Buhari how many people av u seen writing d name of their dog on its body.
    There is no law saying u should be arrested for doing dat but the same law can charge someone for constituting a nuisance in public thereby causing unrest in d neighborhood.
    I only see a foolish man, hope he gets out of jail on time, but he needs to learn his lesson.

  18. Endure

    August 18, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    @huchennar to be factual,I think this igbo guy has gone too far. He didn’t just name his dog buhari but went as far as inscribing that name on his dog knowing fully well that name belongs to a deceased hausa man in the neighborhood. And by so doing,it indirectly sent a hateful message to the family of the deceased. And the igbo guy was even bold enough to parade that dog with the inscription “BUHARI” written on it in that neighborhood dominated by hausa people. But probably because of the guilty conscience from the igbo guy and the thought of where this matter could lead him,he decide to order the killing of the dog to hide the evidence which was the inscription of the name “Buhari” on his dog.
    I personally believe sometimes we want to be very careful in exercising our right. Many among this tribe lack good judgment and understanding in dealing with highly sensitive matter like this. They may feel the igbo guy is deliberately taunting not just the family of the deceased but hausa at large that they are dog. They could read all sort of silly meaning to that small act. The simple translation of this matter in the court however could likely mean,the igbo guy was trying to incite the two ethnic groups to tribal conflict and causing social unrest. I just hope and pray its only ends in police station.

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