John Aikpokpo-Martins, the vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says Beauty Tukura, the recently disqualified Big Brother Naija ‘Level Up’ housemate, isn’t a member of the association.
During her introduction video to the reality show, the former Miss Nigeria described herself as a lawyer.
But in a statement on Monday, Aikpokpo-Martins said the former beauty queen is not a member of the association.
The NBA VP also said her disqualification from BBNaija prompted a swift check on the database of the roll of legal practitioners kept at the supreme court and association.
He added that the reality star’s name was not found during the search.
“My attention and I guess of a large number of lawyers in Nigeria have been drawn to news reports that one Beauty Tukura, who is claimed and/or claims to be a lawyer participated and also got ignominiously disqualified from the on-going Big Brother Naija reality show ‘for throwing her wig and glasses at’ a co-participant in the live show being watched by millions around the world after a party,” reads the statement shared via his Facebook page.
“These reports have been very embarrassing to most members of the legal profession and may in all reasonable probability bring the profession into disrepute if found to be true.
“A quick check of the databases of the Roll of Legal Practitioners kept in the Supreme Court and the Nigerian Bar Association failed to reveal the name ‘Beauty Tukura’ to be on the Supreme Court Roll or to be a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
“However, I hereby appeal to anyone who may be aware of her true name assuming we may have gotten her real name wrong to reach out to me.”
The 23-year-old from Taraba state was sent packing from the house on Sunday evening.
Her disqualification came after she was issued strikes for violent altercations with her fellow housemates.
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