World Boxing Federation cruiserweight boxing champion, Bash Ali (OON), is reportedly serving time at a Kuje, Abuja prison.
According to Daily Times, the Guinness world record holder confirmed this in a text message he sent to them on Sunday evening. The text message reads thus: “The labour of our heroes shall not be in vain. I have been in Kuje Prison since Thursday without food and with tough 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.” When a correspondent of Daily Times reached the boxer after several attempts by phone, he further revealed the genesis of his ordeal. “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. READ ALSO: Stephen Keshi Set For Super Eagles Comeback As Burkina Faso Watch On “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 Prison,” According to the Daily Times, efforts to reach Nigeria police spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu on his mobile telephone was futile. Also, a text message to his set was not responded to. Last week, it was reported by some media outlets that Bash Ali, was arraigned before an Abuja magistrates court over threats to bomb the headquarters of NEXIM bank, located in the central business district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
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