Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bash Ali Has Refused To Leave Jail Despite Meeting Bail Conditions

He must have been so hurt. NAN is reporting that after Bash Ali and four other men were arrested at a bank premises last month in Abuja for trespassing and causing obstruction in public way, they were remanded in prison till their bail conditions would be met, but now that it has been met and Bash is now free to go, he has refused to leave the prison. Below is how NAN reports yesterday’s court hearing.
A Wuse Zone 6 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja on Wednesday fixed April 2 for hearing in the criminal case brought against Nigerian boxer, Bash Ali, and four other accused persons. Meanwhile Bash Ali has refused to leave jail despite meeting bail conditions. The four others are Gabriel Ikyowe; Timothy Ugbede; Daniel Otoski and Jones Ebele.

They were arraigned by the police on Feb. 19 on a six-count charge of joint act of abetment, criminal trespass, and obstruction in public way. They were also charge with criminal trespass, causing obstruction in public way, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation. The prosecuting police officer, Sgt. Bulus Samuel said the charges contravened the provisions of sections 79, 85, 348, 194, 256, and 397(b) of the Penal Code. When case was first mentioned on Feb. 19, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Magistrate subsequently granted them bail in the sum of N1 million each with one surety each who must be a civil servant not below salary GL 10. According to the Magistrate, the sureties must be reliable, resident within the court jurisdiction and must swear an affidavit to substantiate reliable means of livelihood. Bello adjourned the matter for hearing to March 4, adding the sureties, who must be civil servants, must produce their first appointment letter and their last promotion letter.

At the resumption of hearing on Wednesday, the Principal Witness 1, Mr Bisong Peter, told the court that he and some of NEXIM Bank workers were assaulted by the accused persons.

Peter is the Chief Security Officer to NEXIM Bank.

He said this under cross examination led by counsel to the accused persons, Mr Anthony Agbolahan.

According to him, Ali, his colleagues and others now at large, disrupted NEXIM Bank operations by preventing workers and customers from entering the premises during their protest on Feb. 18.

“Ali called himself a suicide bomber and claimed that he was coming to bomb the bank.

“As a security agent, my colleagues and I have to be on alert.

“They came on a protest carrying placard with all kinds of inscriptions against corruption; we stopped them but they were still able to gain entry into the premises.

“When they were disturbing and making noise, we called the police who later came to our rescue.

“Ali had visited NEXIM Bank several times but am not aware the purpose of his visits,’’ Peter said.

He, however, said that during one of such visits, he had a meeting with the bank’s management and later left in anger”.

Defence counsel, Mr Anthony Agbolahan, however asked Peter whether he was aware that Ali and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) were planning a boxing championship. When the witness answered in the negative, the defence lawyer told the court that Ali and his team visited the bank in connection with the championship. Agbolahan also sought from the CSO whether Ali and other attacked the bank’s Managing Director, to which the witness also answered in the negative. Witness also admitted that Ali had had a meeting with the management before but that Ali left the meeting in “anger”

Senior Magistrate, Habiba Bello, having listened to the parties adjourned the case till April 2 for continuation hearing.

(NAN)

31 comments:

  1. Stubborn man

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  2. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Dude dont knw is an old man.....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  3. y would a man fully.knowing the insurgence in d country threathened.to bomb a bank..i suspect a fowl play from.d bank

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  4. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.


    Why are they treating the legend with no atom of respect. Smfh
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  5. bash should be helped out, if need be

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  6. Bash on bail and doesnt want to leave jail, hes making a clear statement

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  7. He is a legend

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  8. #Bash you are a man of repute....just let it go


    Don't cause trouble





    @Galore

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  9. Bail funds should raised. Where do you want Bash to get 1million as bail fee

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  10. Government should step in

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  11. Any politician would not interfere now as they are all focused on elections

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  12. I don't blame him. He ought to have been treated with respect

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  13. Bash should not be left to rot in jail

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  14. Stay calm Bash Ali. God will fight for you

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  15. Push him out

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  16. NEXIM bank is having more than they bargained for

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  17. Bash has changed it for them

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  18. At least they should tender the oldest boxer an apology

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  19. Bash Ali for president

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  20. Bash Ali should be allowed to go home now, at what age are they disturbing a man that has brough fame to the most populous black nation on earth

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  21. Double wahala for dead body

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  22. Sorry for Bash

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  23. Now that the courts have granted him bail, Who would bail him?

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  24. Refused, eject him from jail now

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  25. I wonder how ali take dey win fight.His punches no get weight but he dey give all his opponent tko.There is a jazz behind those punches.

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  26. I wonder how ali take dey win fight.His punches no get weight but he dey give all his opponent tko.There is a jazz behind those punches.

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