The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has distanced itself from the recently disqualified Big Brother Naija Season 7 contestant Beauty Tukura.
On Sunday, Ms Tukura, an ex-beauty queen, was disqualified from the show after she was given two additional strikes.
She made history as the first Big Brother Naija housemate to be disqualified from the show in less than two weeks.
Ms Tukura, the 2019 winner of the Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, claims that she studied Law at the Afe Babalola University.
A statement signed by NBA’s 1st Vice President, John Aikpokpo-Martins, made available to PREMIUM TIMES, said that reports linking her to the legal profession are embarrassing and have the tendency of bringing the profession into disrepute if found to be true.
Mr Aikpokpo-Martins in the statement said NBA’s records do not show that the former BBN contestant is a member of the body.
He said this casts doubts on claims that she is indeed a lawyer.
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.
“However, I hereby appeal to anyone who may be aware of her true name, assuming we may have gotten her real name, to reach out to me.”
In a statement on her official Instagram handle, Ms Takura says that she has learnt her lesson and has moved on to the brighter sides.