The Ogun State Police Command on Friday said it had re-arrested the trader, Joe Chinakwe, who named his dog “Buhari”.
According to Vanguard, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police Public Relations Officer, said that the suspect would be arraigned in court on Monday.
Oyeyemi also stated that Chinakwe, who was earlier released a few days ago, was picked up again based on the Force’s belief that the suspect’s action was capable of provoking an ethno-religious crisis.
Oyeyemi said the rearrest was to prevent the state from being plunged into crisis, adding that the complainant and his sympathisers had threatened to kill the suspect.
“The man is here with us. He is at the Criminal Investigation Department. The charge will be prepared here and he will be arraigned at Sango Magistrate Court on Monday.
He is going to court on Monday because what he did was highly provocative. It can cause an ethnic and religious crisis. We have to be proactive, we cannot fold our arms and allow the state to be plunged into crisis.
In fact, the arrest was made to save the suspect’s life because the complainant and his group have threatened to kill him if he comes back and this may trigger violence,” Oyeyemi said.
Chinakwe, who hails from Okwuzu in Aniocha Local government Area of Delta State, had earlier told Vanguard that his dog had been killed by the “Northerners in his community”.
He said the complainant from Niger Republic had connived with a certain Sergeant Musa to humiliate him.
He also said he named his dog “Buhari” because President Buhari is his hero. Read it here. He added that his elder brother also had a dog named “Obama”.