The case against the man who named his dog Buhari has been dismissed by a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Sango-Otta on Tuesday .
The magistrate, O.O. Adebo, said the prosecution failed to substantiate its case against Joachim Iroko, consequently striking out all charges preferred against him.
The magistrate said the prosecution failed to provide witnesses since December 2016, and, at some point, stopped appearing for hearing,Premium Times reports.
Mr. Iroko, 41, was arrested in August 2016 for causing a breach of peace after he was reported by his neighbour who alleged insensitivity in Mr. Iroko’s action.
The arrest of Mr. Iroko sparked nationwide outrage in August 2016 and critics accused the police of stifling constitutionally guaranteed freedom to satisfy the president.
The police denied that Mr. Iroko’s ordeal had anything to do with the president but strictly about the breach of peace complaints received from his neighbour.