Ota Magistrate Court, Ogun State on Monday remanded Joachim Iroko, man who named his dog Buhari, at the Ibara Prison.
Iroko, was arraigned on Monday by the police and charged for conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.
The prosecutor, Inspector Itaita Ebibomini, told the court that the accused conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by writing a name, Buhari, on a dog. Two witnesses also appeared in the court.
The charge read, “That you, Joachim Iroko, aka Joe, and others still at large, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at about 5.30pm at the Ketere area, Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by writing a name, Buhari, on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market, Sango, thereby, committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.”
Iroko was represented by a counsel, U. Michael and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Iroko’s attorney, pleaded with the court to grant him bail and the prosecutor did not oppose it.
The accused was later granted bail by Chief Magistrate, B. J. Ojikutu, in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be regular taxpayers .
The case was adjourned till September 19, 2016.