Buhari ‘President not involved in arrest of man who named dog after him,’ Garba Shehu says

Chinakwe, a trader in Ogun State, was arrested and jailed for branding the name “Buhari” on a dog and then parading it around the Hausa section of the Ketere Market in Sango-Ota.

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The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said that the president is not involved in the arrest of Joachim Chinakwe, the man who named his dog “Buhari”.

Chinakwe, a trader in Ogun State, was arrested and jailed for branding the name “Buhari” on a dog and then parading it around the Hausa section of the Ketere Market in Sango-Ota.

His arrest has led many to criticize President Buhari but according to Shehu, the president is having a good laugh over the issue.

“I am thinking of saying, using my own handle that people linking the President to this dog incident are just displaying their ignorance of the type of person he is,” Shehu wrote on Facebook.

“He enjoys cartoons and likes sharing them. The ones he enjoys the most are those that caricature him. It is cheap and sensational to say he can order a police action against a caricature.

“When he picks a paper, the first page he reaches for is the cartoon page. He laughs and laughs. The President must be having a good laugh over this whole thing. People should listen to the real story behind this dog incident and to not waste precious time seeking the hand of the President in a laughable incident!” he added.

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Chinakwe is being charged for conduct likely to breach the peace according to Section 249 of the Criminal Law of Ogun State.

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