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Reactions as Sunday Dare sues Bash Ali over claims of extortion



Opinions are trailing the authorized motion by Sports activities Minister, Sunday Dare towards former world cruiserweight boxing champion, Bash Ali.

In a video, Ali accused the minister of extorting “thousands and thousands of naira” from the funds President Muhammadu Buhari donated to his proposed world boxing title struggle.

Ali instructed Dare to make a refund “with curiosity” and introduced he’ll protest on the Ministry of Sports activities headquarters in Abuja.

Dare’s Particular Assistant on Multimedia, Toyin Ibitoye, known as Ali’s claims false, noting that Bash Ali disregarded a pending libel swimsuit demanding N5 billion over earlier defamatory allegations.

In an announcement, Ibitoye instructed the general public that the veteran boxer threatened violence and disruptive acts towards a purposeful unit of the federal authorities.

The aide mentioned the minister is not going to enable the threats to materialize as Bash Ali not solely made false allegations, he threatened to halt the operations of the Ministry.

“It’s compelling that the safety businesses are placed on alert in order to keep away from a future state of affairs of remorse the place issues are taken as a right.”

Dare vowed to press his courtroom case towards Bash Ali and search additional cures that the legal guidelines of Nigeria avail him.

The minister has directed Bode Olanipekun (SAN) of Wole Olanipekun & Co to proceed with the prosecution.


Many respondents recommend the boxer has been utilizing bully techniques. On Fb, Yussuf Babalola wrote: “Nigerian authorities ought to pay him what they owe him.”

Abubakar Adams prayed that: “The minister will lose the case, the Lord is your power Bash Ali.”

In his response, Felix Adetowubo mentioned: “Since he needs to point out God Guinness E-book of Data Award, please give him Tyson Fury and allow us to relaxation.”

Ochonu Emmanuel: “He doesn’t look steady and match for any struggle. He has taken these allegations to all former Ministers of Youth and Sports activities earlier than Dare. I encountered him at one capabilities in Abuja some years in the past that he needed to be picked up by safety personnel from disrupting the speech of the then Vice President, Arc.Namandi Sambo. I doubt his stability. His look is not going to even recommend anybody to assist or fund his struggle.”

Tola Oresanwo: “Bash Ali ought to tell us if he needs to embark on a boxing bout or on a suicide mission. Accusing authorities officers for not displaying curiosity in his quest to interrupt a world report isn’t humorous in any respect. His mates are busy teaching the youthful generations however he’s nonetheless trying ahead to struggle.”

Alao79810 wrote on Twitter: “Baba bash went violent and able to take down the sports activities minister. The struggle isn’t going to occur on the ringside, courtroom is the place the battle will happen.”

Bash Ali has been clamouring for a Guinness World Report bout in Nigeria. His insistence over time has pitched him towards successive ministers.

In 2017, the citizen purported that authorities officers had been blocking his dream struggle in as a result of they had been corrupt.

Bash Ali additionally alleged that former Sports activities Minister, Solomon Dalung ordered his arrest on the Federal Secretariat. Ali had precipitated a scene on the Workplace of Head of Civil Service.

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