Bash Ali Beaten And Locked Up In Jail For Threatening To ‘Blow Up’ An Abuja Bank

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(m) at 24-02-2015 04:46PM (5 years ago)

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«§» 24 February 2015

Popular Nigerian boxer, Bash Ali has been arrested for reportedly disturbing the peace at an Abuja bank last Thursday.

According to reports, Bash Ali arrived at the Nigerian Export–Import Bank (NEXIM) to inquire of its manager as to why the directive from the President to issue some amount of money for the sponsorship of a Guinness Book of World Record fight had not been met. He was however shut down and accused of trespassing.

The Bank further accused the boxer of threatening to blow up their premises.

He was said to have arrived the bank with three other men.

The police soon arrived the scene and four of them were arrested and charged for nuisance the following day at an Abuja court after spending the night at SARS.

Ali however said the reason why the bank has not been showing so much interest in the project or willing to release the funds was because they demanded a 10 per cent bribe from him – which he out rightly declined.

“And now they are trying to silence me because I have decided to speak out and take action,” he explained.

He denied threatening to blow up the NEXIM office saying, “I never said I will bomb their office. If any institution owned by government disobeys the order of Mr. President because of corruption, that institution should be closed down. That is what I said.”

Hearing on the nuisance and threat to life charges, as well as Mr. Ali’s bail application, begins on March 4, 2015.

Bash Ali's side of the Story

The Nigerian Boxing legend, Bash Ali made this information known through a text message that was sent on Sunda evening. The message read:
“The labour of our heroes shall not be in vain. I have been in Kuje Prison since Thursday without food and with touch criminals because I said ‘No’ to corruption at a Bank(name withheld). My court case is March 5. A revolution has started, Champ Bash Ali OON.”

Explaining the whole issue, the World boxing Federation(WBF) Cruiserweight champion said:
“The Executive Director, Customer Services, of the bank invited me on Wednesday, but to my shock, he was not there, so he told me to wait.
While waiting, the Managing Director of the Bank, came and ordered the security to beat us. The head of one of the LOC members of Bash Ali Guinness Book of World Records fight, was broken. It was from there we were taken to SARS and detained and now I’m at Kuje Prisons.”

echeeche (m) at 24-02-2015 05:34PM
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nawoo ,confused nation
beneno (m) at 24-02-2015 06:00PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
bamilok2008 (m) at 24-02-2015 07:05PM
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Why Nigeria was built by Corruption, corruption everywhere,Bash Ali u r very great, still doing what he knows how to do best at d age of 60s
freethinker (m) at 24-02-2015 07:07PM
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discollins (m) at 24-02-2015 08:00PM
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Your labour shall never be in vain.. You shall surely get there...Up Bash Ali...
chealseafc (m) at 24-02-2015 09:53PM
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nigeria and corruption. before you know it, they will start blaming GEJ for this.
Ydj4all (m) at 24-02-2015 10:27PM
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You are a fool, do you want to tell me that GEJ does not know about it? Is it not in his country? is the Bank not a Nigerian Bank? Is Mohammed Alli not a star? What if He had Blown a Bank, would GEJ not respond?? ODE IDIOT
Ken1230 (m) at 24-02-2015 10:39PM
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Dis man should just go and sit down with his fake boxing contest. He was in Libya to before Gadaffi to host it before he was killed.
dareper (m) at 24-02-2015 10:41PM
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firstaustin (m) at 24-02-2015 10:45PM
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Old story
longben (m) at 24-02-2015 11:14PM
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This man Bash Ali is the biggest LIE ever in Nigeria's sporting history!!! A none-entity that is unrecognized anywhere in the world by boxing pundits and has being taking Nigerian and Nigerians for a ride for almost 3 decades! I urge you all to Google his name of search for him on youtube and be AMAZED at the audacity of this crook to call himself a world championship! I think he should be beaten some more before he is jailed to serve as a lesson to those of his ilk who think they can embarass and hold goverments to ransome over some spurious claims that is a pure LIE anyway. How many times have you heard a real champion like Mike Tyson mention Obama's name eventhough he is broke? Where in the world do goverments sponsor boxing contests. On Nigeria where everybody feel they are entitled to a piece of the national cake even through blackmail like the FAKE CHAMPION.
Abubu86 (m) at 24-02-2015 11:35PM
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Abeg help dis man b4 dem kill am 4 prison o
elchymo (m) at 25-02-2015 12:38AM
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
royalsam450 (m) at 25-02-2015 12:47AM
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Na only animal and fool will go agianst this man or una fith fieght  the man
SweetDaddy1 (m) at 25-02-2015 01:43AM
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I believe his side of the story
kabirua (m) at 25-02-2015 02:38AM
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It is all due to poverty. Everybody wants a piece of national cake. The government should help him out, one way or the other. At least he once put the name of nigeria out there. He is better than people looting the national treasury without any contribution.
EmekaBlue (m) at 25-02-2015 03:12AM
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every tym bas ali dey fight outside d box
mensch (m) at 25-02-2015 06:22AM
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10% bribe.
he threaten to blow up the bank.

do they have evidence to back their claims ?
factfinding (m) at 25-02-2015 07:27AM
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I believe he made that utterance of ,i will blow off his bank  out of anger lol, considering the blowing up of boko haram here and there the bank now take it serious  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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