Joachim Chinakwe: 20 SANs, lawyers to defend man for naming dog after President

Following the uproar that has trailed Joachim Chinakwe Iroko for naming his dog ‘Buhari’, 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and several barristers are willing to defend him.

According to a report by Daily Independent Newspaper, the legal practitioners are willing to assemble and rise to the defense of Joachim, who has caused a stir for naming his dog after Nigeria’s President.

Joe Chinakwe says he was unfairly treated by the police

Joe Chinakwe says he was unfairly treated by the police

Led by Barr. Inibehe Effiong, convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD), the lawyers the decision was a move against “injustice, tyranny and arbitrariness.”

In the same vein, Joseph Adamu of the Coalition Against Human Rights Abuse (CAHRA), said it would assemble lawyers that would properly assist the cause of freeing Joachim.

Adamu was also reported to have said the Coalition Against Human Rights Abuse would raise financial assistance to pursue the cause if needed.

Iroko was arrested last week for naming his dog ‘Buhari’, which was deemed offensive by some of his neighbors in an area said to be populated with the President’s supporters.




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By Sydney Chesterfield on August 28, 2016 · Posted in Reports, Trends

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