Thursday, June 30, 2011
WHY THIS DOG WAS ARRESTED FOR STREET TRADING!
Dogs are used for many things. While some are pets, others act as security guards, yet some people in the village use theirs for game. In some part of Nigeria, dogs are special delicacies.
In western world, dogs also participate in races. Sometimes, dogs are used for transports, such as dog sled.
Dogs come in different forms and kinds, Doberman pinscher,Boxer, alsatian, even Beagle popular known as *bingo* here etc, are all types of dogs. and their prices vary according to breeds.
In Nigeria dogs are sold anywhere: in the market, at private homes even along the street.
As Government policies affect human and their behaviours, dogs are not left out. Some years ago, during the administration of Lucky Igbinedion, then Governor of Edo state of Nigeria, street trading was not as much as anything to bother anybody, not even the Governor gave a hoot or bark at anybody. Now, Adams Oshiomole is the governor, and he has resurfaced and reintroduced Idiagbon/Bhari junta style of governance by way of WAR AGAINST INDICIPLINE (WAI) to drive out street traders and government property thieves. To show that he can bark and bite, the chairman of WAI, Mr D. Olukoga went into the street of G.R.A today and arrested a dog displayed for sale along the road of G. R.A..and demanded that until the owner of the dog pays a fine of N5000, the dog will not be release on bail. What disturbs my mind now is whether like the police, the dog would need a surety to take it on bail? If so, a fellow dog or a man? If non is done would chairman of WAI charge the dog to court? In the first place should he have arrested the dog or the seller? What is your opinion?