The former recipient of several boxing champions Bashiru Ali popularly known as "Bash Ali" is presently being detained at the Kuje Prison in Abuja.He confirmed this via text yesterday with the following message
“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.
Summarising the incident which landed him in prison,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.” Bash Ali said.
The bank or their spokes person or the Prison authorities are yet to come out with a response or rebuttal of any sort.Bash Ali has been in a running battle with the Nigerian boxing authorities even going to extreme lenghts to compel them into sponsoring his Guiness World Record Bid as the oldest boxer to ever get in the ring and fight.