First vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), John Aikpokpo-Martins, on Monday distanced itself form the disqualified Big Brother Naija Season 7 contestant Beauty Tukura, noting that her name is not on the roll of lawyers.
On Sunday, Beauty an ex-beauty queen was disqualified from the BBNaija reality show after she was given double strikes.
Reacting to Beauty disqualification, Aikpokpo-Martins, said her action prompted a quick check on the database, noting that the reports were embarrassing to people in the legal profession.
He wrote, “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 this momentum “Beauty Tukura” to be on the Supreme Court Roll or to be a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
“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.
“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,” Aikpokpo-Martins said.