30-year-old trader, Joe Fortemose Chinakwe was released unconditionally, yesterday after he was arrested last Saturday for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari’.
Joe who narrated to journalist why he named his dog Buhari was disappointed at the way his Northern brother could connive with a foreigner to humiliate him in his country.
“I did not commit any offence. I named my beloved pet dog Buhari, who is my hero. My admiration for Buhari started far back when he was a military Head of State. It continued till date that he is a civilian President. After reading his dogged fight against corruption, which is like a canker worm eating into the very existence of this country, I solely decided to rename my beloved dog which I called Buhari, after him. I did not know that I was committing an offence for admiring Buhari. Vanguard reports.
According to a source, The embattled trader, was incarcerated in prison for three-day and was let off the hook around 5pm on Tuesday after the intervention of both the Serkin Hausa and President-General of non-indigenes in the state.
Narrating his ordeal, he said “I was intimidated and thrown inside the cell with hardened criminals for about three days. While I was there, the complainant from Niger Republic and Sergeant Musa from the North kept on taunting me saying people from my part of the country are trouble makers and that after detaining me, they will throw me into prison where I will die unsung”.
“Even when my wife came with our baby on her back, they stopped her from giving me food. One of my friends that came to see me was also maltreated”. He said
While taking me to Eleweran the next day, they handcuffed and chained me together with that my friend. Fortunately, when we got to police headquarters, both the Commissioner of Police and other officers were angry with their colleagues at Sango-Ota. They were wondering loudly why I was brought to the headquarters over such a minor case.