Buhari 20 SANs, lawyers to defend man for naming dog after President

The man who named his dog after President Buhari has won 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and several lawyers to his side.

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Following the uproar that has trailed Joachim Chinakwe Iroko for naming his dog Buhari, 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and several barristers are willing to defend him.

According to a report by Daily Independent Newspaper, the legal practitioners are willing to assemble and rise to the defence of Joachim, who has caused a stir for naming his dog after Nigeria's President.

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Led by Barr. Inibehe Effiong, convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD), the lawyers said the decision was a move against “injustice, tyranny and arbitrariness.”

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In the same vein, Joseph Adamu of the Coalition Against Human Rights Abuse (CAHRA), said it would assemble lawyers that would properly assist the cause of freeing Joachim.

Adamu was also reported to have said the Coalition Against Human Rights Abuse would raise financial assistance to pursue the cause if needed.

Iroko was arrested last week for naming his dog ‘Buhari’, which was deemed offensive by some of his neighbours in an area said to be populated with the President’s supporters.

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