A Federal High Court sitting in Kubwa, a satellite of the Federal Capital Territory yesterday adjourned till May 17, the case instituted by former World heavyweight champion, Bash Ali, against the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung
The lawyer representing Mr. Dalung, Emmanuel Okibe, had asked for extension of time to enable him go through the content of the application by the plaintiff.
But the lawyer to the plaintiff Mr Benard Nafaga argued that the application was filed in February and at such that the respondent's lawyer was supposed to have gone through the contents of the application over a long time.
The case was later adjourned by the presiding Judge, Honourable Justice Kawu who also mandated the respondent (Sports Ministry) to pay a fine of five thousand naira for the delay.
Bash Ali had earlier this year sued the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung, for infringement on his fundamental human rights, as he alleged that officials of the Sports Ministry at the instance of the Minister had beaten him up when he came to see the Minister in connection with his Guinness Book of Records boxing contest. - The Authority
Bash Ali had claimed the boxing event will qualify him as the oldest boxer that has fought in the rings.