LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has refuted claims Beauty Turkura, a disqualified housemate of the Big Brother Naija reality show, Season 7, is a lawyer.
This is contained in a disclaimer issued by the first NBA Vice President, John Aikpokpo-Martins, on Monday.
Contrary to common belief, he asserted, the name “Beauty Tukura” was not listed on the Roll of Legal Practitioners at the Supreme Court or the Nigerian Bar Association.
The disclaimer comes just barely 36 hours after Beauty Tukura, a former housemate of the show and an acclaimed lawyer, was evicted for fighting with a co-participant.
“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 ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show “for throwing her wig and glasses at” a co-participant in the show after a party.
“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. Thank you.”