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Defamation: Sunday Dare Sues Bash Ali

Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development...
Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development...

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Chief Sunday Dare has sued Bashiru Ali popularly known as Bash Ali for defamation.

According to a press release from the office of the minister and signed by Toyin Ibitoye the Special Assistant on multimedia, Sunday Dare’s attention was drawn to “a video circulating online in which controversial boxer, Bash Ali made defamatory, false and unsubstantiated allegations against his person.”

Continuing, the statement reads: “This recent video is irrespective and in disregard of a pending libel suit initiated by the Minister claiming damages to the sum of 5billion Naira against Bash Ali for defamatory allegations made in the past.

“Apart from aggravating the previous defamatory acts, in the present video, Bash Ali has threatened violence and disruptive acts against a functional unit of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“As a responsible public office holder, the Honourable Minister will not sit back and allow the threats materialize.

“If Bash Ali could have the effrontery to make and publicize a video where he not only made allegations against the person of the Hon. Minister, but also threatened to halt the operations of the Ministry of Youth and Sports development, then, it is compelling that the security agencies are put on alert so as to avoid a future situation of regret where things are taken for granted.

“On a personal note, the Hon. Minister will continue to diligently press his libel claims against Bash Ali and will also seek further remedies that the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria avail him”, he noted inter alia.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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