Mr. Joachim Chinakwe, the Ogun State-based trader, who made news headlines when he was arrested last month by the police and charged to court for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari’, has outdone himself, this time, he named his newly-born daughter after the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone II, Abdulmajid Ali, had in a statement to dispel speculations that Mr. Chinakwe was arrested on the orders of the Presidency, said the action was a pre-emptive move to prevent likely breach of public peace.
Mr. Chinakwe, who regards President Muhammadu Buhari as his role model, may have decided to go a step further by naming his three-day old baby girl ‘Aisha’, in recognition of the wife of the president and perhaps, to demonstrate that he had no ill-intentions when he named his pet dog ‘Buhari’.
Making the announcement yesterday, human rights activist and lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, said Chinakwe gave his newly-born daughter two names – Mise and Aisha – which she will bear concurrently.
Mr. Effiong was Chinakwe’s lawyer in the case reported to the police by his northern neighbor, Alhaji Halilu Umar, who was offended by the name the trader gave his pet dog.
Hopefully, Mr. Chinakwe’s latest antics won’t land him in any trouble with his northern neighbours or the authorities.