A middle aged man from Delta State, Joachim Iroko, who named his dog ‘Buhari’ was on Monday granted bail at Ota Magistrate Court II, at about 10 am, having been arraigned for conduct likely to cause breach of peace, in a case with suit number MOT/617c/2016.
A police inspector, who is also prosecutor, Itaita Ebibomini, said the accused committed the offence on Saturday 13th August, at Hausa section of Ketere Market in Sango-Ota in the Ota Magisterial District, prompting the arraignment in the Court under Sango-Ota jurisdiction.
The prosecutor told the court that the offence “is punishable under under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Code of Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2016.”
The charge sheet reads, “That you Joachim Iroko aka Joe and others still at large on Saturday 13th day of August 2016, at about 5.30pm at Ketere area Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace, by writing a name ‘Buhari’ on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market Sango and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Code of Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2016.”
The accused, who was represented by a counsel, U. Michael, pleaded not guilty as charged, pleading that the accused be granted bail, as the offence was bailable under the law.
But, the prosecutor did not oppose the plea for bail by accused counsel as the Chief Magistrate B. J. Ojikutu later granted the accused bail “in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties who must be regular payers of their taxes in the state, in the like sum.” The Chief Magistrate thereafter adjourned the case till 19th September.