The presidency yesterday described the controversy trailing the arrest and prosecution of a 41-year-old trader, Joachim Iroko, who was arrested by the police in Ogun State for naming his dog ‘Buhari,’ as “a ‘laughable incident”.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the President, Garba Shehu, said President Muhammadu Buhari saw the arrest and prosecution of Iroko “a ‘laughable incident”. Iroko was first arrested on August 14 by officers attached to the Sango Ota Division after receiving complaints from a neighbour, Salihu Umar, who said the name was his (Umar’s) father adding that the accused wrote the name on the dog and paraded it in Hausa community.
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In a short reaction posted on his Twitter handle, Shehu said those criticising Buhari for failing to act on the matter were “ignorance of the type of person he is.” Shehu said: “He enjoys cartoons and likes sharing them.
The ones he enjoys the most are those that caricature him. 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! The President must be having a good laugh over this whole thing.” Shehu added.
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