The Presidency has finally reacted to the arrest and release of 41-year-old Joachim Chinakwe, who popularity soared after he named his dog Buhari.
According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, those linking the arrest of Chinakwe to President Buhari following the dog incident are just displaying their ignorance of the type of person the president is.
Shehu took to his Facebook page to make this known.
“I am thinking of saying, using my own handle that people linking the President to this dog incident are just displaying their ignorance of the type of person he is.
He enjoys cartoons and likes sharing them. The ones he enjoys the most are those that caricature him. It is cheap and sensational to say he can order a police action against a caricature. When he picks a paper, the first page he reaches for is the cartoon page. He laughs and laughs.
The President must be having a good laugh over this whole thing.
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.”
Recall that Joachim Fortemose Chinakwe, a trader in Ogun state was arrested on Tuesday, August 16 for naming his dog Buhari.
Chinakwe was arrested after one of his neighbours of Northern extraction complained bitterly that he named his dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari.
But having met the conditions for his bail, Chinakwe was released after spending three days in prison.