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To be honest, we’re not entirely sure if the story of Trader Joe and his dog Buhari is funny per se, but for some reason we’re laughing our heads off here. This is the jist-


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So this Ibo trader in Ogun state called Joe Fortemose Chinakwe was unlawfully detained for naming his dog Buhari. It turns out he annoyed his neighbor and the infuriated guy, a Hausa man, reported him. He was subsequently arrested on Sunday and unlawfully detained for three days-Na wa on top dog you bought with your own money!

Here is what Trader Joe, a father of two from Niger Delta, had to say about his ordeal in prison:

It is annoying because the complainant is from Niger Republic and I am sure he is one of those illegal aliens in this country.  He connived with one Police Sergeant from the Northern part of Nigeria called Musa, who works at Sango Police division to humiliate me.’’

Translation: It’s all a conspiracy! Yeah we’re not sure how he got there either…

When asked why he name his dog Buhari this was what he had to say:

I did not commit any offence. I named my beloved pet dog Buhari, who is my hero. My admiration for Buhari started far back when he was a military Head of State. It continued till date that he is a civilian President. After reading his dogged fight against corruption, which is like a canker worm eating into the very existence of this country, I solely decided to rename my beloved dog which I called Buhari, after him. I did not know that I was committing an offence for admiring Buhari.

Lol. We can’t even…

So what do you guys think? Was that justified? Or was it a complete overreaction? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by Kike Olowu

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