The first Vice President Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) John Aikpokpo-Martins (Esq.) has said that Beauty Takura, who was disqualified from the BBNaija Season 7 reality show, may not be a lawyer as claimed.
Aikpokpo-Martins, in a post on his Facebook page, explained the action, which led to her disqualification from the show, prompted a swift check on the database of the roll of legal practitioners kept at the Supreme Court and members of the NBA where none of which her name was found.
According to him, her action may bring shame to members and the profession, if truly she is a lawyer.
In the statement titled: “Re: Beauty Takura, lawyer and former Miss Nigeria disqualified from BBNaija Season 7,” the lawyer urged anyone who may know her true identity, should that be the case, to come forward.
He said: “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 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”.
However, many Facebook users, while noting that it is her “private life” have condemned the post and called on the NBA to focus on more important issues.
Responding to one of the comments, Aikpokpo-Martins said “if she is not a lawyer, she may get arrested for impersonation”.